Very often, when reading a newsletter or other item that I receive by email, I want to print something within it. Is there a way to print just the information that I want to save without printing the entire page or publication? Thanks, Mr. M.
If you only want to print specific text from an email, Web page, or other document, your ability to do that is governed by your printer. Most printers today will accommodate selective printing, however, so here's how it is generally accomplished. There may be some slight variations with your specific printer.
First, using your mouse, select (highlight) the text you would like to print by placing your mouse at the start of the text, then hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor to the end of the text you want to print. Release the left mouse button at that point and the text will be selected or highlighted. Once it is highlighted, click File > Print. After that, in the Print Range section of the Print window that appears (it may be in another area, but look around, click the various tabs and you should find it), you will be able to check or select the word "Selection."
Once you choose that setting (Selection), you can then proceed to print as you normally would and only your selected text will be printed.
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When sending a message using Gmail, I needed to include a link to a Web site. When I typed it, there was no color and no line underneath it telling me that it was a clickable link. I had to go down to the bottom of the email toolbar, highlight the address, then click the link button so it showed up as working. Is there an easier way to do this?
You really don't have to do anything to the URL or Web address. When you type a link in your Gmail message, it may not show up as an active link. Whether it does or doesn't, as soon as you send it (or preview it), it will appear as a living, breathing, colorful clickable link to your recipients. If you want to test this out, simply address and send a message to yourself that includes a properly formatted URL. When you receive it, it will be clickable.
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