How To Clean Up Mashed Up Prints

I like to save copies of my uploads to Daves Computer Tips. Originally I used the MHTML format to save the documents. This allowed me to save the document as one file compared to saving it as a complete web page. But this format seems to be falling out of favour. I tried printing to a PDF, but here is what happens if I try to print a page of Daves Computer Tips to printer or PDF:


But I found a way to clear it up without having to use any extensions. Just use a different browser, other than Opera and in this case it’s Firefox. Open the document in your browser, go to the three bars menu in the top left-hand corner and click on Print.


Then, click on Simplify Page in the top right-hand corner of the page. See the difference?


Just goes to show, when you get brave enough to click on a button just to see what happens, this is how you figure things out. ūüôā

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Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990's devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years' experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.


  1. Bravo for your spirit of adventure that led you to this great tip. Thanks for a reminder to take a chance now and then and click something new to see where it leads.

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