Printing



PDF PAGES

Handout pages are in PDF form for easy and consistent printing. You can produce the number of copies needed using your printer or a copy machine. To print PDF files, you must have Adobe reader. To download the free program from the Adobe website, Click here 


PRINTING ERRORS

Printed page is too small
The default print setting for most browsers, including Internet Explorer, is "Shrink to Fit." This setting allows long or multiple pages to fit on fewer pages for printing. Check your print options to see if "Shrink to Fit" is active. Typically, this is done by clicking "File," on your menu bar (to use the shortcut press Alt + F) and then "Page Setup." Remove the check mark in the box next to "Enable Shrink-to-fit" if desired and then click "ok."

The "Shrink to Fit" setting reduces the size of our print pages to around 75%. If this is too small, we suggest using 100% as your default. When you uncheck the "Shrink to Fit" box, the new default is 100%. You can also select other percentages on a one-time basis to produce a print size that is right for you.  

Google Chrome
If you get an error while attempting to print material using Google Chrome, click the "Advanced" link located at the bottom of the left column of Google Chrome's "Print Preview Window," which will allow you use the normal Windows print options.


GENERAL PAGE PRINTING OPTIONS

For other pages, several printing options are available.

Option 1:

Lessons and supporting material, which will be used by the teacher, can be easily printed by using the print tool on your favorite browser.

The intended layout supported by most printers will produce a one inch border around the printed area. The page number and website address will show in the margins when printing in this way. You can suppress the header and footer information printed by your browser by choosing File > Page Setup. Then delete the following items from the headers and footers section:
  • Header: &w&bPage &p of &P    
  • Footer: &u&b&d

Option 2:
If you have a graphic program loaded on your computer that supports GIF format, you can copy and paste the image directly into your graphics program. Once the full size image is loaded, right click and select copy. Then go to your graphic program and open a new file. Select edit from the your menu bar and paste the image. It is now available for printing or if you like it can be resized as needed. By using this method you will not see the page number and website address in the margins.

Option 3:
Programs such as Microsoft Word can also be used to copy and print pages. Simply use your pointer to select the areas of the page you wish to paste to an opened word document. This method also prints background colors. Remember that any items copied in this manner must display the Kids Sunday School Inc. copyright statement.


OPTIONAL MATERIALS

It is best to use medium white card stock, when printing bookmarks, certificates, posters, Bible cards, etc. In some cases, you may want to print a template on colored paper. Colored bond paper or card stock works best. If you plan to use construction paper, you may need to cut it to the proper size first. Most printers only support paper that is 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

When printing and displaying posters, you can make them large by simply gluing it onto a larger piece of construction paper. This will create a border around the poster, giving it a larger appearance.