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The next time you print, print friendly!

Have you ever tried to print out an article for class, and then realized that instead of printing the 1 or 2 page article, you have actually sent 10+ pages to the printer (most of them full of comments, ads, and borders that you don’t even need)? Did you notice that this causes Ms. Pickett great angst and gnashing of teeth? Well, there is a solution for what ails us! PrintFriendly is a web site that exists just to format web sites for printing. You simply copy and paste your URL at www.PrintFriendly.com, and watch as it creates a printer-friendly version of the site! You can even remove images and sections of text so you only print what you really need. Check out this quick video tutorial on what PrintFriendly is, and how to use it:

So be kind to the library printer … be kind to the planet … and print friendly!

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ZAMZAR: File Conversion & Panic Prevention

Have you ever tried to open a file on a Ridley High School computer, only to discover that the file isn’t compatible with the software on our Macs? Does this always seem to happen to you just minutes before your (or your student’s) project is due? If this situation sounds all too familiar, then you need to know about ZAMZAR. This is a fantastic file conversion site that allows you to upload files and get them converted into Ridley-compatible Word or PowerPoint format FOR FREE! It just takes four easy steps:

1. Upload the files to convert

2. Choose the format to convert to (.doc, .docx, .ppt., or .pptx are recommended)

3. Enter your e-mail address

4. Click on “Convert”

Then check your e-mail for a link to download your converted file. Remember: www.zamzar.com is a FREE, file-converting, panic-preventing Web site to know and use! You’re welcome.

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The next time you print, Print Friendly!

Have you ever tried to print out an article for class, and then realized that instead of printing the 1 or 2 page article, you have actually sent 10+ pages to the printer (most of them full of comments, ads, and borders that you don’t even need)? Did you notice that this causes Ms. Pickett great angst and gnashing of teeth? Well, there is a solution for what ails us! PrintFriendly is a web site that exists just to format web sites for printing. You simply copy and paste your URL at www.PrintFriendly.com, and watch as it creates a printer-friendly version of the site! You can even remove images and sections of text so you only print what you really need. Check out this quick video tutorial on what PrintFriendly is, and how to use it:

So be kind to the library printer … be kind to the planet … and print friendly!

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File Conversion Site: ZAMZAR

Have you ever tried to open a file on a Ridley High School computer, only to discover that the file isn’t compatible with the software on our Macs? Does this always seem to happen to you just minutes before your project is due? If this situation sounds all too familiar, then you need to know about ZAMZAR. This is a fantastic file conversion Web site that allows you to upload files and get them converted into Ridley-compatible Word files FOR FREE! It just takes four easy steps:

1. Upload the files to convert

2. Choose the format to convert to (.doc or .docx)

3. Enter your e-mail address

4. Click on “Convert”

Then check your e-mail for a link to download your converted file. Remember: www.zamzar.com is a FREE, file-converting, panic-preventing Web site to know and use.