Reference: Printing

This topic provides additional information about printing multiple pages, printing sections, printing labels, dithering methods, printer commands, and printing WordPerfect files to a disk.

Printing multiple pages

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Some examples for printing multiple pages are listed in the table below.

To print
Pages 3, 5, and 8
Pages 3 and 8
Page 3 through the end of the document
The beginning of the document through page 3
Pages 1 through 3 and 8
Pages 3, 5, and 9 through 15

You must type the page numbers in numerical order. For example, if you type 10, 1, 2, only page 10 will print. You can also print pages in reverse order. For more information about printing pages in reverse order, see “To print document pages in reverse order.”

Printing sections

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You can specify the current page, chapter, or volume number in a document and then print specific pages from each section.

For example, suppose a document has sections and page numbers as listed in the table below.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Some examples for printing sections of this document are listed in the table below.

To print
In the Page(s)/Label(s) list box, type
In the Secondary pages, Chapters, or Volumes list boxes, type
Preface, page i
Chapter 1, page 1
Chapter 1, page 11
Chapter 2, page 13 (Chapter 1 has only 12 pages.)
Index, page i
Preface and chapter 1
Chapter 1, page 1 through the end of the document
Chapter 1, page 2 and chapter 2, page 2
2, 2:2
Chapter 1, page 1 though to chapter 2, page 3
Pages 4 through 7 of chapter 2
All of chapter 3
All of the preface and index
Preface, pages i-ii

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If no number is specified in the Volumes, Chapters, and Secondary pages list boxes, the first page of the document matching the page number (in Roman or Arabic) is printed.
A hyphen (-) between numbers defines a range of sequential pages (for example, 1-5 prints pages 1 to 5). A comma (,) between numbers defines a series of non-sequential pages (for example, 1, 5 prints pages 1 and 5 only). Any combination of hyphens and commas is supported (for example, 1-3, 5, 7, 10-12 prints the following pages: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, and 12). A colon between numbers defines a specific page number, where the first number indicates the chapter, and the second indicates the page (for example, 2:3 prints chapter 2, page 3).
For more information about numbering pages, see “Inserting chapter, volume, and page total numbers.”

Printing labels

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Labels are set up in WordPerfect so that you can print to portions of a page. Essentially, label printing is set up in the same way as divided pages. The sheet or roll of labels is called the physical page, and each individual label is called a logical page.

WordPerfect includes many label definitions that are commonly used or that match commercially available labels. When you want to print labels or similar kinds of projects, browse the list to see if there is one that meets your needs.

The default labels file for the United States, Canada, and other countries that use Imperial measurements is Avery labels EN.LAB, where EN is the two-letter language code (such as “EN” for English). The default labels file for countries that use the metric system is Avery labels A4.LAB. You can print the document with the label definition on another computer, but you cannot edit the definition itself.

Because the printer information is in the printer driver, the same document on a different computer will not necessarily have the same printer information. This could affect where information prints at the margin.

Dithering methods

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Dithering places pixels with specific colors or values relative to other pixels of a specific color. The relationship of one colored pixel to another creates the appearance of additional colors that do not exist in the color palette.

With WordPerfect, you can control both the dithering method and the dithering source. Provided your printer supports these options, you can:

choose one of three color or grayscale blending methods (error diffusion, ordered dither, or halftone)
have dithering applied by WordPerfect or by your printer

Error diffusion scatters pixels irregularly, making edges and colors softer. Ordered dithering approximates color blends using fixed dot patterns; as a result, solid colors are emphasized and edges appear harder.

The halftone option is especially useful if you are making photocopies, since it can give your original image sharper detail. If you choose halftone dithering, you can further refine your selection, increasing the lines per inch (lpi) setting to increase image sharpness and reduce gray shading. You can use the dither source to specify where the bitmap or vector image is converted into the final format for printing. The image can be converted by WordPerfect or the printer. If you are using a PostScript printer, you can also specify the angle of line screening.

Printer commands

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Printer commands vary according to the printer installed. Type printer commands using the syntax documented in your printer manual. To include a decimal value for a control code or character, enclose that value in angle brackets (such as <27> for ESC).

WordPerfect does not check that printer commands are valid. You will know that a command in the document or printer command file is invalid or incorrect only if the document fails to print correctly. If the text within a printer command is printed, this means that the printer does not recognize it as a printer command. Check your printer manual to be sure you have entered the command correctly.

Printing to files

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If you are planning to send the file to a service bureau for printing, you can print it to a file and then deliver the file to the service bureau on a disk or as an e-mail attachment. The file can then be printed from another computer, whether or not that computer has a copy of WordPerfect Office installed.

Printing files to disk creates a PostScript file when you have a PostScript printer installed. PostScript is a page description language used to send instructions to a PostScript device about how to print each page. All the elements in a print job (for example, curves and text) are represented by lines of PostScript code that the printing device uses to produce the document.

PostScript is not the only method for sending instructions to a printing device, and some printing devices are not compatible with PostScript. However, there are several functions that are unavailable if you are not using the PostScript printing device language. For example, without Post
Script, you cannot adjust color separations and halftone screens.

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