HOW TO PRINT OUT POSTINGS ON THE "BELL TALK" FORUM
There are at least two ways you can print out the postings from the forum.
1. Print out the whole topic.
2. Select, cut, and paste the part you want into a word processing document (such as Microsoft Word) and print that document.
1. Print out the whole topic - Simply go to the topic you want to print, let's say "Help Identifying a Bell for ABA Member." You'll see there are 3 postings in that topic. If you want to print out the whole thing, simply go to the file menu at the top of the computer screen and click on "print" like you would with any other document you want to print. Pictures should print out. You will find that some of the wording at the top of the page will print out, too.
2. Select, cut, and paste just the parts you want - Let's say you want to print out the initial question and the second answer but not the first.
(1) Go to the beginning of the part you want to print out.
(2) Place your cursor at the beginning of that part.
(3) Click on your mouse and hold down the button. Without letting go of the button, drag your cursor to the bottom of the whole part you want even if there are parts therein that you don't want.
(4) Let go of the button. You will see that you have selected (or highlighted) the part you want. At this point, DO NOT click on the mouse again! If your finger twitches on the document, you will find that what you selected has been de-selected and you'll need to do it over again.
(5) Leave the words highlighted and move your mouse (without clicking on the button) up to the edit menu.
(6) Under the edit menu, scroll to the word "copy."
Next, open a new word processing document (such as Microsoft Word). Put your cursor at the top of the new document and click so the cursor is blinking. Go back to the edit menu. Click and select "Paste." What you copied from the "Bell Talk" Forum should appear on the new word document.
You can now edit the information. For instance, you can delete words, sections, responses, menus, etc. that you don't need or want. This will save paper and make the print out look cleaner. When satisfied with the new document, save it (if you want) and print it out!
The first method is the quicker and easier one but it has the disadvantage of wasting paper by printing out some stuff you probably don't need. The second method seems more complicated but once you've done it a couple of times, it will become easier and you'll have an end result that is more attractive.
I'm not going to lock this topic because people may have other suggestions. I welcome people to post them.