Printing a document is a simple process in OpenOffice Writer. Begin by opening the document you want to print. If you want to print the entire document, click the Print button (marked with a printer icon) in the Function bar. The document is sent to the printer.
If you want to print only a portion of the document, print multiple copies, or change any of the page layout settings (such as orientation, paper size, and so on), begin the print process by choosing File, Print. The Print dialog box opens.
The highlighted controls in the Print dialog box can be used to alter several aspects of the OpenOffice Writer printing behavior:
► The Number of Copies entry box enables you to determine how many copies of the output OpenOffice Writer will cause your printer to generate.
► The Print to File check box enables you to output the printer data to a file, rather than to your printer. OpenOffice prompts you for the name of the file if you select this option. Because data that would normally have been sent to your printer is in a language suited to printers rather than to humans, you will rarely, if ever, use this option.
► If you have chosen to print more than one copy of your file, selecting the Collate option causes the entire document to be printed in sequence multiple times (pages 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3). If you do not check the Collate option, each page is output several times in a row (pages 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3).
The Print Range options enable you to choose to print only a segment of the document rather than all of it; to do so, enter a page number or range of numbers that you want to print. If you want to print only a paragraph or other block of text from the document, select the block with your mouse, open the Print dialog box, and click the Selection button in the Page Range area.
When you've made your choices in the Print dialog box, click OK to begin printing.
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