When you print your publication (or part of it), you want it to look great. HTML5 is a technology that is designed for web pages, not to print documents. When it comes to printing, no document type beats PDF, so that's what we use for printing.
If you use Google Chrome or Safari on Mac, then your browser will immediately ‘catch’ the downloaded PDF and bring up the system print window. Unfortunately, other browsers don’t support this function (yet). In this case, after pressing the print button, the PDF is downloaded instead. You will then have to open the PDF in the downloads folder and print it manually.
To print your publication in Google Chrome or Safari on Mac:
- click the Print button in your Publication
- Select Current Page and click Print to print the page you are viewing.
- Select Custom Range and click Print to print the whole publication
If you want to print in other browsers, like Firefox or Edge, you will be prompted first to save the PDF, open it in Acrobat Reader and print it from there directly. You can do the same selection as before - Custom range for the whole PDF or current page for the single page you are on.
If there are 2 pages on the screen that you are viewing you will be asked which one you want to Print Left, Right, or the Custom Range.
Where is the PDF downloaded?
Most browsers download your PDF to your standard ‘Downloads’ folder, but the way in which they do that may vary. If you have any problems in downloading or finding the file, please refer to your browser's help-information. The links below may be helpful:
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/where-find-and-manage-downloaded-files-firefox
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026331/windows-change-the-downloads-folder-location-in-microsoft-edge
- Internet Explorer 11: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17436/windows-internet-explorer-download-files-from-web
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/en/downloads.html
I am using Chrome but I don’t see the print dialog
Chrome has a setting which can be set to download files directly, bypassing the printing dialog. You can change it as follows:
- Open Chrome’s options menu by pressing on the icon with three vertically arranged dots, next to the address bar
- Choose ‘Settings’
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click ‘Advanced’
- In the ‘Privacy and Security’ section choose ‘Content settings’
5. In the Content Settings, click on ‘PDF documents’
6. Disable the option ‘Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome’