Can’t Highlight & Print In Windows 10

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I have trouble in Windows 10 printing excerpts from certain articles, recipes, etc. I used to highlight and print but I can’t do that in Windows 10.

I do use the Snipping Tool but it is limited in what it covers to print. Suppose I want to print more than it covers. What do I do?

Thanks for your help, Patsy

Dear Patsy,

The ability to highlight and then print only the highlighted portion of a document is not tied to your operating system (in your case Windows 10) but is a feature of some printers.

Since you were able to highlight and print previously, either you changed printers when you upgraded to Windows 10, or the newer, Windows 10 drivers for your printer do not have the feature programmed in.

You can still highlight and print your content though, you will just have to do one extra step before printing.

After you highlight your article or recipe, just paste it into an empty document in a program like, Word or OneNote and then print.



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    • gletay
    • February 4, 2016

    One of the main reasons that I have not upgraded to W10 is that I’ve been told it no longer has the snipping tool! I use that tool nearly daily & have no intentions of giving it up without a fight!! If it is included in W10, how do you find/access it?
    Thanks for your help & this great newsletter, Elizabeth!

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