While I am no longer a homeschooling parent, I still have lots of friends who do homeschool. I think my brain may appear to be stuck in homeschool mode, but it is really because I just think everyone should always learn everyday. I just happened across this free printables blog hop that started today, September 24, and will run for two weeks. They are having different topics each day. If you need content for homeschool this is going to be a fun place to look and if you have made your own free printables to share you can link up for the blog hop also. Even if you do not homeschool you might find useful printables especially on September 24, September 28, October 2, and October 5. A reminder that while I am not religious, there are many homeschoolers who are so I’m sure there will be a mix of secular and non-secular printables each day.
Now, on to saving on printing. If you are like I used to be, you print out everything cool you see for homeschooling. You do not need to do that! Instead of printing everything you find immediately with the chance you might misplace it or not ever end up using it. Save your paper and ink by saving the printables to your computer instead of printing. By saving the item you can name it whatever you like and make your own organizational folders on your computer to keep them all together in a way that suits you. Then when, and if, you need it you can then easily print it out.
Many of you may already have this function installed on your computer. The easy way to find out is right now hit print and then look at the printer that your item is being sent to. There should be a menu to pick another printer. Look in that menu for something with PDF in the name. If you have it, select it and hit print. A box will pop up asking you where to save your PDF file to. Super easy! If you do not already have a PDF printer function installed you can easily install one. CutePDF is probably the most popular utility.
By the way I use this for online shipping receipts and all sorts of things that I want a copy of, but that I don’t’ necessarily want to use paper on.
Do you already save paper and ink by saving things as a PDF rather than printing?
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