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Printing talks without the HUGE header...

Postby JohnBroadhead » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:02 am

It seems that lately when I try to print talks I get a header that is several inches long and prints my account name. I have my printer set (HP) to NOT print headers/footers. So, I know that's the not the issue. Is there a way just to print the talks without that header for my lessons to give to the students?

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Re: Printing talks without the HUGE header...

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:55 am

Do you have an example of a page you're trying to print?
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Re: Printing talks without the HUGE header...

Postby Lyndavargas » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:59 pm

I have the very same problem! I usually print copies of talks for our RS sisters who don't have electronic devices and this is the first time I've had this problem. I was on the General Conference page for the talk we're using, clicked on the print icon, and there's a giant header (with the Church logo, "My Account and Ward" and my name) that I can't figure out how to remove. I tried to print it from the Ensign page instead and the picture of the speaker filled up almost the full first page. It used to be so clean and now it's a mess. Please help correct it?

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Re: Printing talks without the HUGE header...

Postby mevans » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:55 am

The church recently introduced a new header on It seems to have messed up a few things. I didn't realize it until you mentioned it, but, apparently it impacts printing, too.

You could copy the text of the talk and paste it into a word processor. You may need to paste it as unformatted text to get better results. If you're using Microsoft Word, you may get paste option buttons to help you select which paste option you want; if you're using another word processor, you might want to look for some kind of "Paste Special" option. You're still going to end up with footnotes in the text. I think the church used to have an option to turn off footnotes, but that seems to be gone now.

A very good option for your specific need (printing to hand out to class members) might be to download the article as a PDF from the Ensign (and I assume Liahona). If you click on the download button, you have a PDF option. That gave me a nicely-formatted talk as it appeared in the magazine. One talk I was studying today was 5 pages if printed from the General Conference web site, 7 pages if printed from the Ensign web article, and 3 nicely-formatted pages if printed from the PDF.

Also, many copiers in church libraries have USB connections. If you have a laptop, you could bring a cable and plug it directly into the printer (you might have to install a driver if you haven't used that printer previously) and get really nice copies to hand out. These will be much nicer than a copy of a copy that you printed at home. Many people may not have terrific printers at home and the text may be fuzzy. If you make a copy of it in the church library, it gets worse. If you don't have a laptop, maybe you can send the article to someone who does. A little advance planning could make your handouts much more legible. I don't know if any church-issued printers have wireless capability. I've seen some people ask about it in other forums. If the printer in your library has wireless, you might be able to connect from a phone or tablet to print the PDF.

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Re: Printing talks without the HUGE header...

Postby drepouille » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:23 am

I put an old notebook computer in the meetinghouse library, and connected it to the printer, so members could use it to print talks and articles. The only problem is that members want to do this either a minute before Sacrament meeting or during the second hour, when a couple hundred devices are contending for the Wi-Fi and the slow DSL modem. So it takes 20 minutes or so just to navigate to the web page they want to print.
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