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Hi Guys can you help me.
I have a Canon Pixma iP5200R printer. I often need to print off just a selected area of a document or web page. I usually when on my pc laptop just highlight the area and press print to get a dialogue box where there is a little radio button to press for print selected area.
I can't find it on my iMac page setup or printer dialogue boxes. Surely it's possible on a Mac can anyone tell me how
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Apple key shift 4 (held down together) will allow you to draw around anything on screen with the curser and will take a png snapshot of it.
Printing the png should work.
I can find all sorts of options in the print dialogue box but not the one you want.
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Thanks I'll give it a try
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Alternately you can use GIMP (freeware) to select just the area you want, save it off as a separate file and then print the usual way. Photoshop and Photoshop Elements will do the same thing as well, by the way.

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