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Did You Know?: Print Friendly Pages

As you might already know, TypePad is set up so that when you print your blog, you get a printer-friendly version that is easier for people to read on the page. It doesn't include your sidebars or other design elements. All you need to do is go to File > Print within your browser to do this.

While this does make it easy to print your entire post, sometimes you might want to only print specific sections.  This is particularly helpful for items like recipes or to do lists.  This is easy to do by using the third-party Print Friendly to your blog.

You need to first go here and copy that code into each post where you'd like to have the button to print the recipe. Then, your readers can click on that button to get a printer-friendly version of your post. That will then allow them to print the entire post or delete sections so that only the items like a recipe remains.

You can see this in action on the TypePad blog The Bitten Word.

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Comments

Porchester Junior School

That's a great tip to have. I'd been using Joliprint before to allow printing from the school website, but it would only work on posts, not pages.
This solution lets me add a button - almost like the Typepad 'Reblog', 'Favourite', etc buttons to the bottom of all pages and posts quickly and easily.

Thanks!

Oh, one extra thing - to make it sit in line with the other post / page footer buttons I had to add
before the print friendly code, and after it

Porchester Junior School

OK, the comment stripped out the code!

Put ... span class="entry-footer-links" ... before the code and

... /span ... after it.

Replace the ... with a greater than or less than sign to make the code work!

Dave Herber

I wish type pad was more friendly and could talk to people. David Herber at elegantcateringandwines.com

tammy tutterow

Is there a way to add this to your template so that you don't have to paste it into each post like you can with Blogger? Would it work to add it to a html widget?

Kymberlie R. McGuire

Hi Dave,

TypePad is actually pretty friendly and we do a ton of communicating with people, like right here. :-)

It doesn't look like you have any open tickets. Is there something we can help you with?

You can always comment here, on http://getsatisfaction.com/saymedia/ or open a help ticket and someone will be happy to help you.

Thanks,
Kymberlie

Kymberlie R. McGuire

Hi Tammy,

They don't offer a widget yet, but if you have an Advanced Template Set, you could add it manually to your Individual Archive Template.

Thanks,
Kymberlie

tammy tutterow

Thanks for the reply!
I do have advanced. Is there a particular place I would put it in the Individual Archive Template!

Kymberlie R. McGuire

Basically just wherever you'd like the code to appear within the part of the template itself that generates the post on the page. I'd stick it above the entry-footer section myself.

If you have any problems with this, simply open a help ticket and we can take a look at your template for you.

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