Chapter 17. Printing in Web

Chapter 17. Printing in Web


  • Printing Procedures

  • Basic Printing

  • Web Printing Options

Printing Procedures

Most of the procedures you need are in Chapter 4, Printer Setup and Printing , on page 53. In particular, see:

  • Creating UNIX Printers and Faxes on page 54

  • Quick Printing on page 75

  • Setting Up Printing to PDF on page 67

  • Printing to PostScript and PDF on page 77

  • Printing Brochures on page 88

  • Faxing on page 79

  • Specifying Portrait or Landscape Orientation on page 83

  • In the Writer printing chapter, Printing Multiple Pages With Page Preview on page 428

  • In the Writer printing chapter, Printing Notes on page 427

  • And in the Mail Merge chapter, Printing on page 399

The rest of the procedures here cover Web-specific printing or procedures that aren't worth sending you to the other side of the book for.

Basic Printing

Follow these steps if you want to specify particular options, or use the Print File Directly icon on the program toolbar, which uses the options and printer last selected. See also Quick Printing on page 75.

  1. Choose File > Print.

  2. Select a printer, or select the Print to file option and enter a file name. To print to a PostScript file, enter a name with a . ps extension.

  3. Click Options and select the appropriate print options (see Figure 17-1). Click OK.

    Figure 17-1. Selecting printing options


  4. Select what to print: All (the entire document), Pages (a range of pages), or Selection (the currently selected text or objects). Use dashes to form ranges, and use commas or semicolons to separate pages or ranges (1, 3, 4, 6-10).


    The program often defaults to Selection, rather than All, as the range of pages to print. Check this each time you print.

  5. Enter the number of copies and, if it's two or more, choose whether to collate .

  6. Click Print.

Web Printing Options

  1. Choose Tools > Options > HTML Document > Print, or choose File > Print and click the Options button.

  2. Select what you want to print.

It's a good idea to select the Create single print jobs option. If you don't select it, the first page of the second copy might be printed on the back of the last page of the first copy.

If you select a printer in the Print window and a fax here, the printer will be used.

The Print Options window is shown in Figure 17-1.

Single print jobs and duplex printers

Be careful of the Create Single Print Jobs option in the Form Letter or Print Options window, for any application, when you print to a duplex printer. If this option is selected, each new print job will begin on a new page even if you are using a duplex printer. If this field is not checked then the first page of the second copy might be printed on the reverse side of the last page of the first copy, especially if there is an odd page number.


The Brochure feature is implemented in an extremely clumsy way. If you'd like to read more about it, however, see Printing Brochures on page 88.

Printing notes

The Print Options window lets you choose whether to print notes in the page. (To add notes to your documents, see Inserting Notes on page 459.) To print notes, see Printing Notes on page 427.