Tame your computer – picture this!

1 Feb

As some of you may know, I offer a month free support after my training sessions. Following a recent course I got a question about how to print a jpeg attachment and make it fit on one page.

Well, you can obviously copy the picture and resize it in an application such as Word, but why not download a free image viewer, such as IrfanView, and adjust the picture’s print size “on the fly” when sending it to the printer? If you make IrfanView your default program for opening pictures, you’ll save yourself a lot of frustration – and time.

Here’s how:

  1. If necessary, download IrfanView from http://www.irfanview.com/
  2. Click on Windows’ Start button (or press the WIN key) and type default.
  3. Click on the Default Programs link.
  4. Click on the Set your default programs link.
  5. Click on IrfanView.
  6. Click on Set this program as default.
  7. Click OK.

In future, pictures will automatically open in IrfanView and when you press CTRL+P to print it, a dialogue box will open from where you can select the Best fit to page radio button.

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