Yet, some of us still share documents, files, and photos the old fashioned way. We print them. I can’t tell you how many trees I’m personally responsible for killing because of my bad printing habits. To pint a snippet of text or graphic from a website page I usually print the whole page. What’s the problem?
Print The Pieces
Though it happens less and less in the email and document sharing era, there are times when we must print an entire document, end to end.
The problem here is that we waste paper and ink by also printing a whole website page when all we needed to print was a section of the page.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a utility that print only the selection of a document or webpage?
You know where this is going right? I’m leading right up to the clever Mac utility entitled Print Selection. What does it do? It selects what you want to print and prints just that; nothing else.
Simple select a snippet or section of what you want to copy and print– from email, website page, or a document– and print only that using Print Selection, and do it all right from the Menubar within any app you’re using at the time.
Get to Print Selection from the Menubar, the Dock, a global hotkey combo, or as an OS X Service. A single click can take the color out of a selection to print so you save on ink. Whatever you’ve copied– text snippet, graphic, photo– gets saved between uses.
Using the OS X Services menu in a Mac app makes it drop dead simple to print whatever you’ve selected within an app. You’ll save time, save ink, and in some cases, save paper by using Print Selection.
Yes, I agree. This is something that should be built in to OS X. It’s that useful.