wikiHow to Print Only a Section of a Web Page, Document or E mail

Three Methods:Printing Sections of DocumentsPrinting Sections of Web Pages in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IEPrinting Sections of Emails

In an effort to conserve paper and ink, you may wish to print only a portion of a document, email, or web page. We will discuss different methods of printing segments from a website, document, or email for Mac and Windows users. The print options available to you depends entirely on the application you are using. Learn how to circumvent these limitations by converting webpages, documents, and emails to PDFs.

Method 1
Printing Sections of Documents

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    Try printing selected text and/or images. This option is available in Microsoft Word for Mac and Windows. Instead of printing an entire Microsoft Word document, select the content or images you wish to print. You may only make one selection at a time.
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    With your cursor, select the text and/or images you would like to print.
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    Choose “File” then Print”. Mac users may use the shortcut Command+P; Windows users may use the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    Choose “Selection”. Mac users may find “Selection” in the “Pages” section; Windows users may find “Selection” in the “Page Range” section. The preview on the right of the dialog box should only display the text and/or graphics you highlighted.
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    Click “Print”. Your selected text will print.[1][2]
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    Now print only the current page. This option is available in Microsoft Word for Mac and Windows.
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    Scroll to the page you would like to print.
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    Select “File” then Print”. Mac users may use the shortcut Command+P; Windows users may use the shortcut Ctrl+P
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    Choose “Current Page”. Mac users will find “Current Page” in the “Pages” section; Windows users will find “Current Page” in the “Page Range” section. The print preview will only show one page.
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    Click “Print”. Your current page (and only your current page) will print.[3]
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    Now print nonconsecutive pages in a document. This option is available in Microsoft Word and Google Docs for Mac and Windows. This print feature is useful when you need to print several, nonconsecutive sections from a document.
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    Scroll through the document and identify the pages you would like to print. The pages do not need to be consecutive.
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    Choose “File” then Print”. Mac users may use the shortcut Command+P; Windows users may use the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    If you are using Microsoft Word, select “Page Range” (Mac) or “Pages” (Windows). If you are using Google Docs, click on the circular button next to the text box that reads: “e.g. 1-5, 8, 11-13”.
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    Enter the page numbers you would like to print in the text box. Separate individual pages or page ranges with commas and place a dash (-) between the first and last pages of a range.
    • For example: “1, 3-5, 10, 17-20”, “5, 11-12, 14-16”, or “10, 29”.[4]
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    Click through the preview to make sure all of the pages you wish to print are included.
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    Select “Print”. Your selection (and only your selection) will now print.[5]
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    Finally, print a series of consecutive pages. This option is available in Microsoft Word and Google Docs for Mac and Windows. This print feature is useful when you need to print a selection of consecutive pages from a document.
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    Scroll through the document and identify a set of consecutive pages you would like to print.
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    Choose “File” then Print”. Mac users may use the shortcut Command+P; Windows users may use the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    If you are using Microsoft Word for Windows, select “Pages”.
    • If you are using Google Docs, click on the circular button next to the text box that reads: “e.g. 1-5, 8, 11-13”. In the text box, type the first page you would like to print, insert a dash (-), and then enter the last page of the document you would like to print.
    • If you are using Microsoft Word for Mac, click on the circular button to the left of “From:”. Enter the first page in the text box to the right of “From”. Enter in the last page in the text box to the right of “To:”.
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    Click through the preview to make sure all of the pages you wanted to print are included.
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    Select “Print”. Your page selections will print.[6]
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Method 2
Printing Sections of Web Pages in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and IE

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    Print a specific range of web pages in Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Instead of printing an entire document, PDF, or webpage, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox allow users to list the pages they would like to print.
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    Select “File”, followed by “Print”. Mac users can enter the shortcut Command+P. Windows users can type in the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    Select "Range" or "Pages".[7]
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    Enter in the desired range of pages. Insert a dash (-) between the first and last pages of a rang Separate individual pages or page ranges with commas.
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    Click through the print preview to make sure all of the pages are there.
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    Click "Print." The range of pages will now print.
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    Print a single page with Safari. Safari provides its users with the option to print one page.
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    Choose “File” then “Print”. Mac users can type in the shortcut Command+P. Windows users can key in the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    Under "Page" select "Single".
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    Type in the page number you wish to print or scroll through the pages using the buttons under the print preview.
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    Click "Print". Your single page will now print.[8]
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    Print selected text with Internet Explorer. Windows users may print segments of a webpage simply by selecting the content they wish to print.
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    Click “File” then “Print” or use the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    In the dialog box, choose “Selection” then click “Print”.[9]
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    Print a selected image with Internet Explorer. Windows users may also print a single image from a webpage.
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    Right-click on the image you wish to print.
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    Select "Print" from the pop up menu.
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    Click "Print" in the dialog box. Your selected text will print.[10]

Method 3
Printing Sections of Emails

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    Print one message with Gmail. Instead printing out an entire email conversation, Gmail users can print one message from that thread.
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    Navigate to your gmail inbox.
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    Click on an email conversation that contains the message you would like to print.
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    Scroll through the conversation and find the message you would like to print.
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    Click on the More icon in the very top, right corner of the message. Find this icon (downward facing arrow) next to the reply button.
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    Select “Print” from the drop-down menu. A print dialog box will appear.
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    Click “Print”. The selected email will print.[11]
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    Export a Google Doc file to Microsoft Word to print. If you need access to more printing options than Google Docs offers, transfer your Google Doc file to a word processor.
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    Select “File”. Mobile users, click on the More icon (three dots in a vertical row).
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    Hover your cursor over “Download as” to view your download options. Mobile users, click “Share & export”.
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    Select “Microsoft Word (.docx)”. A dialog box will appear. Mobile users, click “Save as Word”.
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    Rename the file and select a location to save the file if you wish.
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    Click “Save”. The file will start to download as a .docx.
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    Click on the downloaded file to open it.
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    Use the options available in Microsoft Word to print the document.[12]
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    Print a single page of an email with Apple Mail or Windows Outlook.
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    Open the email you would like to print.
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    Click “File” then select print. Alternatively, Mac users can use the shortcut Command+P and Windows users can use the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    Select “Single” (Mail) or “Pages” (Outlook).
    • If you are using Mail, click on “All” next to pages to activate a drop down menu then select “Single”.
    • If you are using Outlook, locate “Page Range” and select “Pages”.
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    Select the page you would like to print.
    • If you are using Mail, use the preview window to scroll to the page you would like to print.
    • If you are using Outlook, click on the text box to the left of “Pages” and enter in the page number you would like to print.
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    Click Print. The single page will print.
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    Print a range of pages of an email with Apple Mail or Windows Outlook.
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    Open the email you would like to print.
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    Click “File” then select print. Alternatively, Mac users can use the shortcut Command+P and Windows users can use the shortcut Ctrl+P.
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    Select “Range” (Mail) or “Pages” (Outlook).
    • If you are using Mail, click on “All” next to pages to activate a drop down menu then select “Range”.
    • If you are using Outlook, locate “Page Range” and select “Pages”.
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    Enter in the range of pages you would like to print.
    • If you are using Mail, enter the first page number in the text box to the left of “to” and enter the last page number in the text box to the right of “to”.
    • If you are using Outlook, click on the text box to the left of “Pages” and enter in the page number you would like to print. Enter in the first page number, followed by a dash (-), then the last page number. For example: “1-3” or “4-5”.
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    Click Print. The range of pages will print.

Tips

  • If you are not concerned about preserving the formatting, copy and paste the portion you would like to print to a word document.

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