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Jan 23, 2007 11:05 AM

recipes print outside border

When I print a recipe, the text prints outside the normal default border set up on my computer. Is there any way to remedy this?

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  1. Was there ever an answer to this question? It's really annoying, especially since using the "print" link on the recipe itself should generate the proper format -- isn't that what it's for?

    I also tried highlightling the recipe and using "print -- selection" but that had the same problem.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      If your software has a function called print set up, you can adjust the default borders.

      First, use print preview to determine if you need to change the borders. I usually change by trial and error, i.e., change borders, preview, change again if necessary.

      I usually like to save recipes. I will highlight or copy the recipe, then paste the recipe into a word document. Word is a microsoft word processing product. After pasting the recipe, I save the document, using save as: insert title of recipe.

      1. re: Alan408

        Doesn't seem to work -- it's not that the print is running off the page, but it seems to be cutting off for some reason.

        I just went ahead and copied it into a word file, but that doesn't change the fact that if there's a button that says "print" incorporated into the page, it should work properly.

        When chowhound was an amateur site -- a true labor of love -- I could forgive its foibles, but I expect a certain level of professional competence from a site run by a major electronic media outlet, and this is just one more thing that should work and doesn't. We're not talking cutting edge features here -- "printer friendly" commands for heavily formatted webpages are pretty standard features on commercial sites where it is anticipated people will want to print out the content (like a recipe).