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baf is asking: (1 answer)
When I print a recipe, even a short one that does not take up a whole page, I get a nearly blank page print out first that only says page 2 of 2 at the top. This really is wasteful. Any idea of how to stop this?

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Last updated: Dec. 3, 2012 4:45 pm
Posted: Dec. 3, 2012 4:43 am
Answered by: Saveur
Dec. 3, 2012 4:47 am
Drives me crazy, too, been doing this for about a year now. When you go to print, mine defaults to "all" , so change that before you print to "pages 1" and it will just print the recipe. Works most of the time, not all! tried to print this morning and it was wonky for me.
Lucky Noodles
Dec. 3, 2012 5:01 am
I get three pages, first and last blank except for the page info. Recipe is only on page two. So when I print, I print only page two.
Dec. 3, 2012 5:08 am
I was able to get rid of the first page with margin changes but do the same as saveur for the other one. I really don't think they will ever fix it.
Dec. 3, 2012 5:12 am
I get three pages if I forget. Otherwise, I print only page 2.
Dec. 3, 2012 5:50 am
I get three, too. People tell me to ask the printer to just do one, and I do, but it still uses three pages. This doesn't happen on other sites.
Dec. 3, 2012 6:01 am
Same thing happens to me 2 pages one blank and one with the recipe,the blank one i put back with the printer paper,so for me no waste.
Dec. 3, 2012 6:02 am
Also meant to say it is very--- annoying
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Dec. 3, 2012 6:42 am
Funny, I get 1 blank page after the recipe. Have not figured out a way to stop other than previewing and changing to print page 1 only. You MIGHT be able to change a setting to make sure the other pages are totally blank in case you forget to tell it which page to print. I have an Epson Workforce 500. After I hit print on the recipe page the AR print page comes up, make choices for text size, page size, etc. Then hit print and the printer page comes up. On the left side at the bottom there is an option to print Headers and footers. Deselect that and other pages should come out with nothing instead of the page number.
Dec. 3, 2012 6:52 am
Thanks. I'll try your solutions. Appreciate it.
Dec. 3, 2012 7:55 am
Thanks Pamela,will give that a try.
Dec. 3, 2012 4:45 pm
This to a lot of people on AR. Each printer & driver is a bit different so what may work for some combinations may not work for everyone. If there is a print preview feature, see what shows up and if you can only select to print the specific page numbers desired. I also like to cut/paste the recipe into Word so I can adjust spacing/sizes and make other notes.
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