Wednesday, September 29, 2010

print button tutorial

  

I've been searching for a print button for the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog that is user friendly. . .
and not obnoxious.
I think I found one that works really well. . and has minimal advertisement.


Normally when I want to print something out from the blog. .
I just copy and paste. . .
but now and then I am reminded that I didn't always know how to copy and paste myself and so there are likely  others that also suffer from computer limited knowledge.




I thought. . .that there might be others that would want to know how to insert the button at the bottom of their blog .. .and so here are my very unprofessional instructions.

First. . ..go to your blog and click on design and then on  edit html.
Click on expand widget templates.


Scroll down until you find the second line shown in the picture above
div class post footer.

For my template. ..this was about half way down.
Seriously. . .there should be an index for this sort of thing. .
I needed to scroll several times. . .but I found it.

You will insert your code just below this line.

Now. .minimize your screen by left clicking on the little minimize line at the top right hand corner of your screen. . 
 and go get the code.

You will find it at the good people at Print Friendly Button.


Once you get to their page. .
they will give you easy instructions to copy and paste.

How do we copy and paste?
 Maybe this is all you want to know how to do.  ..so I'll tell you that here  too.  :)



Take your mouse and left click over the area you want to copy.
Right click and then select copy by left clicking.  ..copy.

Now. . .minimize this page for now because you might want to go back to it.

Bring up the edit html page you were working on earlier by scrolling over your web server button at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. . .and selecting the html page. .

Find the spot right underneath the line

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for putting a print button on the MGCC blog!! I've been hoping for that addition. I really think I will be more likely to use the recipes now instead of just browsing through them. Thanks!

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  2. Oh my....I ask the same question....who figures this stuff out? It is so beyond me...but your tutorial should help me. Kathy

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  3. And if you want to save on ink and don't want to print the images (photos)you just click on the 'remove images' on the right hand corner of the print friendly page.
    That's a neat button..good job Lovella!

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  4. I discovered this yesterday when I printed off the Pumpkin cookies. It works wonderfully! Thanks for doing the research.
    Have a GREAT day!
    With love,
    Debbie M.

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  5. Well, Lovella, that was sure a quick and ink friendly way to print off a recipe. Thanks so much! Enjoy the sunny weather. Dairymary

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  6. Wonderful! Now I will print off your tutorial...and add the print button to my personal recipe blog as well. Thanks.

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  7. Make sure you add this post to your tutorials...I might find some time again...to be honest with you...it worked perfect for me when I turned it into a pdf...I was smiling.
    Thanks so much for your on-going assistance.

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  8. I use Google documents for my print-friendly recipes. It does mean a two-step process for the one providing the recipe. Looks great, Lovella! It's great that you are always looking for ways to make things easier for your readers.

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  9. Wow!! Thank you! This works really great, I love how it comes up. So much easier than highlighting what I want then printing. I print alot of things as pdfs, and this gave me a very nice format. Once again, thank you!! Now I'm going to see if I can get it to my blog.

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  10. Eileen, Yes, I did remove the print button from my blog for various reasons.. I hope you can follow along...perhaps from a second computer in the home.
    Merry Christmas to you too!

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Thank you!