Friday, June 13, 2008

Tip No 84 - Page Separation

Don't you hate it when you do multiple print jobs, then end up wasting time trying to figure out where the first job ends and the next one starts? Or worse - pulling your print jobs out from a bunch of other jobs sitting in the tray of a network printer. It can drive you nuts.
Before you go and seek the advice of a good therapist, you may want to consider a separator page. You can tell the printer in question to print out a page between each print job. That way, you'll know where one job ends and the next one begins. Sure, you'll eat up a piece of paper each time you print, but look at it this way - it's cheaper than tranquilizers.

Here's how to set it up for most printers:
1. Click the Start button, Settings, Printers
2. Right-click your Printer and select "Properties" from the resulting menu
The General tab should be displayed.
3. Next, from the "Separator page" drop down box, select either Simple or Full ('Full' makes a prettier page). Win 2000 users will find they probably need the Advanced tab, "Separator page" button to do this.
4. Click the Apply button and hit the Print Test Page button.
A separator page will print, then your test page. From now on, no more trying to figure out what pages go with which job.

Cool huh?

No comments: