Computer Tips

Computer Tip5/04:
 Disable COLOR printing - Bookmark  a site

 ... save yourself some dollars

 by Bob Ross

PERMANENTLY DISABLE COLOR PRINTING

In Internet Explorer / Outlook Express.

Most of what we print are text files. Unfortunately this uses both black and color cartridges. You can change the default and save your color cartridge, use less black ink by printing in Grayscale (Black) except when you want something in color.

How to disable COLOR PRINTING.

Desktop up.
Click on My Computer - Window opens.
Under OTHER
Click on Control Panel
  Find Printing & Fax
  Default printer has a check mark above it
Right Click
  Click Printing Preferences. - Box opens
  Select Fast Print or Draft.
At top, click Color -   Box opens.
Click color.
  Click Print in GrayScale. this puts checkmark in box.
Click APPLY,  then OK, then OK.

From now on, it will print in gray scale (black) unless you WANT to print in color.

IF YOU WANT TO PRINT IN COLOR:

Say you get photo in Email with a photo you want to print.
Click at top - File
 Click on Print - Box opens
   Click Preferences.
     Click Color
Click PRINT IN GRAY SCALE TO REMOVE CHECK MARK.
Click Apply, click print.  It will print in color THIS TIME

Should you want to revert back to print EVERYTHING in color, reverse the procedure.



Bookmarking A Web Page

Have you ever found yourself on a web page that you wanted to remember, so that you could return to it in the future? Maybe a favorite kids site, or a useful reference page buried deep within a larger web site.
 
Your web browser provides an easy way to bookmark pages so that you can quickly find and open them later on. It's simple to do.

1. Browse to the web page you want to remember.

2. Click the Favorites button in your Internet Explorer browser menu (it's called Bookmark if you're using Netscape).

3. When the Favorites window pops open, simply click Add.

4. Click OK, and the page is added to your Favorites list.
It can be left where inserted or moved to the desired folder.




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May 7, 2004


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