Print Clean. Print Friendly.
At the top of this article, you’ll see a green button labeled Print Friendly. If you click that button you’ll have the option to print this page (without any distractions like ads, menus, etc. Plus you’ll have the option to resize the text for printing). You’ll also have the option to create a PDF from this page – or share this page with anyone you like by email. Try it. It works pretty much like the browser extension works.
But not every site offers this feature, and I’ll be most you wish there was a way to print only the part of the web page or article cleanly without the distracting menus, ads, etc.
Good news! The Print Friendly button is available free for most popular browsers. It will add a button to your toolbar to make any page or article print friendly.
Luckily the developers are very thrifty with words, and they describe their browser extension this way:
PrintFriendly cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. PrintFriendly removes ads, navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It’s free and easy to use. Perfect to use at home, the office, or whenever you need to print a web page.
Print Preview: Optimizes and displays content for print.
Edit Before Printing: Remove images, text, and print only what you want.
Print or Save as PDF: Print now, or save for later as a PDF.
You can download the PrintFriendly extension for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Internet Explorer from the links below:
Or if you just want to read more about PrintFriendly, be our guest.
Here are some screenshots for you… but the best, quickest and easiest way to find out how PrintFriendly works is to try it by clicking the green PrintFriendly button at the top of this article. It works just about the same in your browser as it does on our site.
Above: MSN.COM being MSN.COM
Above: MSN.COM article rendered ready-to-print by PrintFriendly Extension (Chrome).
Above: Yahoo.com being Yahoo.com – note the messy page.
Yahoo.com article tidied up – but with relevant (?) picture included.
Same Yahoo article, relevant (?) picture removed and text size increased by PrintFriendly. This article is ready to print!
PrintFriendly’s friendly toolbar. You can edit the page or article to clean it up before you print it. You can increase or decrease the font size and size of images. If you don’t like your changes you can click “Undo”. Note also that once you clean the article or web page up the way you want it, you can print it, you can download it as a PDF file (and print it if you like) or you can share the article by email.
I’m wondering if Darcy got loose in that nail saloon…