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Old 08-07-2013, 09:57   #1
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Print user's manual

Just discovered OpenCPN from Practical Sailor's article. I have a heck of a time going back and forth from users manual to chart and thus would like to print out the manual.

How can I add page numbers to the user's manual for printing?

Using Mac OS X 10.7.5. HP Photosmart 7520. Printing direct doesn't allow adding page #s. Copy to Pages and the images don't copy. Same with Text Wrangler. Converting it to PDF using Adobe Reader doesn't allow page numbers. That's all I have for printing.

Any suggestions?


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Old 08-07-2013, 10:52   #2
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Re: Print user's manual

The user's manual is a hmtl page and it opens with any browser.

I use Firefox with my Mac and tell Firefox to print this page (menu File/Print).
In the print requester you will see a PDF box. When you hit this box you will have several choices. Try the PDF preview and you will have pretty page numbers too.

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Old 09-07-2013, 08:40   #3
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Re: Print user's manual

Thanks, Gerhard, that solved it. Firefox and Safari are the only browsers I have. When I started with Firfox there were occasional pages that wouldn't work so I switched back to Safari. (several years ago.) Obviously there are advantages to Firefox too. I guess I should use it more.

I've got a GPS puck on order and will be trying out the OpenCPN soon. I've not used computer based nav programs before; for sure I'll be back with questions.

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