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 Printing the Currents Newsletter

HOW TO PRINT CURRENTS

Currents is now only available online, but is designed to print from any printer. In order to print an optimized and visually appealing version, you may need to change your settings.

Here are some instructions about printing Currents from a Mac and a PC. If you are using a different browser than the ones described bolow and you need assistance, try calling the UMD Help Desk at 218-726-8847.

PRINTING FROM A MAC

With your current settings, the number of pages in the document may be too large. You need to change your font size to minimize the number of pages.

MINIMIZING FONT SIZE IN FIREFOX

  • Open Firefox
  • Click Firefox from the toolbar
  • Choose Preferences
  • From the tabs at the top of the pop-up window, select Content
  • Under Fonts & Colors change the font size to a smaller size such as 10 - 13 pt

MINIMIZING FONT SIZE IN SAFARI

  • Open Safari
  • Click Safari from the toolbar
  • Choose Preferences
  • From the tabs at the top of the pop-up window, select Appearances
  • Click Select next to the Standard Font tab
  • Choose desired font type and size such as Times 10 - 13 pt

TURN ON COLORS AND BACKGROUNDS

  • Once you have changed these font sizes to minimize the number of pages, hit File and Print.
  • BEFORE printing, make sure the boxes Print Backgrounds and Print Headers and Footers are selected.
  • Once selected, hit print and an optimized version and visually appealing document should print.

PRINTING FROM A PC

  • For a PC, the font and background/color settings may also need to be changed to create an optimized document.
  • MINIMIZING FONT SIZE IN INTERNET EXPLORER

    • Open Internet Explorer
    • Click on Tools from the menu bar
    • Select Internet Options
    • On the General tab, select Accessibility
    • Select the box: "Ignore font sizes specified on webpages"

    MINIMIZING FONT SIZE IN FIREFOX

    • Open Firefox
    • Click on Tools from the menu bar
    • Select Options
    • From the tabs select Content
    • Under Fonts and Colors, change the font to a smaller size such as 11-13 pt

    TURN ON COLORS AND BACKGROUNDS

    • Once you have changed these font sizes to minimize the number of pages, you have to turn on the colors and backgrounds.
    • Hit File and Page Setup
    • Check the box Print Backgrounds (colors and images

    YOU MAY NEED TO RESET YOUR BROWSER SETTING

    UMD Currents editor, Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann, kmcquill@d.umn.edu

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