Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

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Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

Postby hartley31 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:03 pm

It used to be when I would print a talk from one of the Church magazines the print was normal, filled the page and did not use too many pages. Now when I print a talk the print is larger, line spacing is larger and it uses too many pages. Is there a way to go back to the old format so that I use fewer pages? I feel like I am using up too many trees.
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Re: Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:54 pm

Some printers have options to print two pages on a sheet. Other than that, the only thing I can think of would be copying the text to a blank document and printing, or printing the PDF version (there's a down-arrow icon towards the top of the talk where you can get the PDF). I would send this as feedback using the link at the bottom of LDS.org – you're right, the updated HTML5 magazine content prints in an almost ridiculously-large font.
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Re: Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

Postby mevans » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:37 am

I also recently noticed how long the articles are now, as I just printed one for a home teaching family and it was 15 pages long. Fortunately, I have a double-sided printer and put 2 pages on a page. That shortened it.

Regarding copying and pasting the text: I've had bad experiences with that yielding results that are usable without a lot of manual cleanup.

Another option is to download the PDF version of the article if it's available. I think PDF versions start being available around 2000 or so (and the article I was trying to print was unfortunately from the 1990s, so that wasn't an option for me).

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Re: Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

Postby hartley31 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:59 pm

Is there a way to get the Church to modify the print size o give an option for print like it used to be?

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Re: Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

Postby mevans » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:47 pm

hartley31 wrote:Is there a way to get the Church to modify the print size o give an option for print like it used to be?

Look for the Feedback link...it's probably at the bottom of the page. You can send your feedback. It is reviewed. Sometimes it takes a while, as volunteer church service missionaries are usually the first line of response.

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Re: Size of print when printing a talk from the Ensign

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:16 pm

mevans wrote:Regarding copying and pasting the text: I've had bad experiences with that yielding results that are usable without a lot of manual cleanup.

In Microsoft Word, you can use Paste Special to paste unformatted text – that might help. If you're using macOS (maybe something similar for Windows), in any other app (besides Microsoft Word) you can paste whatever you copied without formatting using the shortcut Command-Option-Shift-V. Or you can paste into TextEdit / NotePad as plain text, then convert it to rich text, and it will remove the formatting for you.
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