One way to go green and do your bit for the rainforests is to save printing paper. This Tech Junkie guide told you how to delete things from website pages before printing. You can also print more than one page onto the same paper. So instead of printing two pages onto two A4 sheets, you can print a couple of pages on one bit of paper. This is how you can do that with MS Word and the iPrint software.
First, open a document to print in MS Word. Then press File > Print to open the printing options shown below. Alternatively, press the software’s Ctrl + P hotkey. Note that the snapshot below is from MS Word Starter 2010, which might not have exactly the same UI layout as other versions. Nevertheless, the printing options should still be much the same.
Press the 1 Page Per Sheet button to open the drop-down menu shown in the snapshot directly below. That includes options that enable you to print up to 16 pages on a single sheet. Select an option from there, and then click Print to print the pages out.
If you need to print multiple pages onto a single sheet of paper with alternative software, check out iPrinter. This program enables you to print multiple pages on each sheet of paper with numerous software packages. Press the Download Now button on this Softpedia page to save its setup file. Open the setup wizard to install it.
Open a document or website page to print. For example, print a website page out in Google Chrome. Click the Customize Google Chrome button and Print to open the browser’s printing options. Select Change to open the window below. Then you should select the iPrint destination.
Now press the Print button. That will open the iPrint window shown in the shot below. There you can select Multi-Page: 2 Pages or Multi-Page: 4 Pages printing options to print two or four pages onto a single sheet. Select a printer from the drop-down menu and press the Print button to print the pages.
You can also delete pages from the printing by selecting them with cursor and then clicking the Delete the Selected Page(s) option. The deleted page is then highlighted red as below. The deleted pages will save some ink.
So now you can print multiple pages out on less paper with MS Word and other software packages. This will save you at least half the amount of paper, and if you’re printing website pages more savings can be made with some extra browser extensions. To further save paper, select lower font values in your text documents.