Printer Setup

Printing Tips

If your flyer isn't printing on one page, you probably need to play around with your Page Headers, Page Footers and Page Margins.

By default, most browsers will add the date, page number and URL to any page printed from the Internet. You probably don't want text at the top and bottom of the page when printing your Flyers. Luckily it's a pretty easy thing to fix, just pick your browser and follow the instructions below.

Since all browsers and printers act slightly differently, these tips may not work for you, but these examples should give you an idea of what you need to do.

  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Firefox 2
  • Opera 9

  • Internet Explorer 7

    They've moved everything around for this release. By default there's a small image of a printer, click that and go to "Page Setup...". Below is a screenshot showing the button you're looking for. From there it's the same steps as for IE6 (the instructions are in the next section below).

    IE 7 Print Setting Button   OR   IE 7 Print Setting File Button

    Internet Explorer 6

    Go to "File", "Page Setup...", then erase the text in the "Headers and Footers text boxes.
    (The default for header is &w&bPage &p of &P and for footer &u&b&d if you need to put it back later. IE's default margins are 0.75 inches.)

    IE Print Page Setup Screen

    Click the "OK" button and you're done.

    Firefox

    From the menu in the top left corner of your browser, choose "File", then "Page setup..". Go to the second tab called "Margins & Header / Footer", in the drop down lists choose "Blank" for all the items you don't want printed. The screenshot below gives a better view of what I mean.

    Firefox print options setup tab

    If you want, you can also adjust the print margins here as well, Firefox's default margins are set at 0.5 inches. Once you have your setting chosen, click "OK", and you're done!

    If you'd like a faster way to get to the print preview feature from within Firefox, the Print / Print Preview extensions is very handy. It adds a submenu to your context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click on a webpage) with "Print", "Print Preview" and "Page Setup". Much faster if you change margins, headers etc. often.

    Opera

    Pretty much the same as for Firefox. Go to "File" (top left corner of your browser), then choose "Print Options...". Now uncheck the "Print headers and footers" checkbox, click OK.

    Opera Print Options Screen

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