real quick help

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cyberdogl2, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

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    i cannot for the life of me, figure out how to do a "print selected text" on my ibook. anyone?
     
  2. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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  3. greenleaf macrumors member

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    sorry but ive been told you cannot do it directly with osx...i resort to copy and pasting it to something like Word or Adobe reader.it does suck :mad:
     
  4. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    Here's how to do it

    It depends what app you are in, but it works in Safari and Preview and unfortuntely not in M$ word :(.

    1. Highlight the text you want.

    2. Go to Safari / Preview menu and select 'Services'.

    3. Select 'TextEdit' then 'New Window Containing Selection'

    4. Voila!! TextEdit will open a new window with the selected text
    inside

    5. Press command p to print.

    edit - not sure what other apps it works in - just experiment and see.


    aussie_geek
     
  5. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    OK, that's FAR too complicated! I fail to see why they can't have a simple button for it in the Print dialog box like Windoze does. Is that so hard???
     
  6. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    I don't see why that hasn't been corrected yet. Oh well. Maybe 10.3.8 or Tiger? Please???
     
  7. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Wow... that's a first... Windows does something better than OSX (other than getting infected with spyware and viruses.) :cool:
     
  8. Agathon macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you just drag a text clipping to the desktop and thence to your desktop printer?
     

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