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Tech Tip #8: Print Part of a Web Page

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

I only want to print part of the webpage, not the entire thing. Other than copy-pasting a selection into a Word doc or using PrintKey or Jing (they’re not on some of the computers I use at work or friends’ houses), how do I quickly print just a selection?

In these economic times, you might also simply want to save paper. Here’s how:

  • Highlight the desired text
  • Press Ctrl+P
  • In the Print dialog box that appears, in Print Range area, click  Selection, then click OK.

Now, only the selected portion of the Web page will print.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and author of two technology training books for middle school. She wrote Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller for her agent that should be out this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office, WordDreams, or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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2 thoughts on “Tech Tip #8: Print Part of a Web Page

  1. I have a student that will create work in microsoft word and save to her folder on the server. When we go back to open the document it shows the name of the document when we click on it and open the document the document is blank. I have never had this happen before any ideas? We have use a couple different computers and have the same results.

    • What is the file size? If it is 0, the text is likely gone. Then we need to look at reasons why the file was saved as empty. My students have that problem often when they save a blank page over their document instead of opening. They think they’re opening and they’re saving. Let me know if this is the case.

      If not, a couple of ideas come to mind: 1) could s/he have changed the font color to white? Highlight where the text would be and select black for for font color. 2) the text might have been inadvertently formatted as ‘hidden text’. To unhide, go to the Office button, select ‘word options’, select ‘display’ from the left sidebar, Go to the “Always show these formatting marks on the screen” section, add a checkmark next to “Hidden text” and click “OK.” Any hidden text in the document will now be visible.

      Let me know if this fixed it!

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