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Can I print the chapter text to a file instead of my printer?

If you want a copy of the entire chapter's text in file format but do not wish to print it onto paper, you may be able to save or "print" into Portable Document Format, also known as Adobe PDF or simply 'PDF'. This is an electronic format that can be opened and displayed on nearly any computer, moved and copied like any file, and also printed conveniently, if desired.

If your browser supports PDF output, you should be able to find a command to create a PDF file in the browser's Print dialog box. (The location of this command may vary by operating system, browser, and browser version, so you may have to do some looking or use the browser's Help function to find it.)

For example, the Safari browser on Mac OS X requires this process to print to PDF:

  1. With the browser open to the page you want to print, click the File menu command.
  2. Click Print...
  3. In the Safari print dialog box, there is a PDF command below the page preview. Click the button to open a drop-down menu.
  4. On the PDF menu, click Save as PDF...
  5. In the Save dialog box, enter a file name for the PDF output file and choose a folder where you want to save the file. Click Save to generate the PDF file.
  6. On a Mac, the file can now be opened in Preview. On a Windows machine, a PDF file can be opened using the Adobe Acrobat Reader application, available free from adobe.com. 
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