I just switched from a PC to a Mac. On the PC, I used to be able to highlight a portion of the screen and then choose the “Print Selection” option to only print what I had highlighted. The Mac seems to have only two print options: Print everything or print by page. Is there a way for me to print only a selection with my mac?
Please note that all responses should be geared towards someone with a tech savvy level of zero.
Looks like it depends on which program you’re in. Safari doesn’t seem to have a “print selection” option; Word does. You might look at Print Selection Service.
Of course, then you have to figure out Services, which I haven’t really done yet. As I understand them, they let you sort of mix & match functions between programs (spell-checking, speech, print functions, etc). This link (look in "Mac OS X and Related Software) might be useful for that.
In general, I would recommend getting a copy of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual if you’re using Panther (1.03.x); if you’re using Jaguar (10.2.x) I’ll give you my old copy, if you want it.
Maybe I’m misunderstanding, but are you asking about making a screen capture of only part of the screen? If so, you don’t need anything extra or downloaded. Pressing Command + Shift + 4 should give you a little crosshairs-symbol for your cursor, which you click and drag to define the capture area. A whole-screen capture you can get with Command + Shift + 3. the image you’ve captured will automatically be saved somewhere on your hard drive - probably on your desktop in OSX, probably on the hard drive top-level folder itself in OS 9.
That’s interesting…the first time I tried your method it seemed to have captured a portion of the window that I specified, but I couldn’t find the resulting file. Susequent tries of comm+shift+4 actually took me to another website that I have bookmarked, audible.com. Comm+shift+3 takes me to Ebay. Go figure!