Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Printing tip for AR blog posts - CLOSE THE TAG CLOUD

Printing tip for AR blog posts - CLOSE THE TAG CLOUD

STOP BEFORE YOU PRINT THIS  - CLOSE THE TAG CLOUD!

 

The other day in the office, I noticed someone had printed a blog post from Active Rain - it was one by Brad Andersohn.  There must have been 30 pages or more, and it was mostly the tag cloud.... just a long list of keywords that meant nothing at all when printed up.  You know that ended up in the trash.

Don't let this happen to you.

PLEASE CLOSE THE TAG CLOUD before you print those interesting posts, and save a lot of paper!

HOW TO:

Over on the right hand side of the screen is a list of words that the blogger has used for keywords or tags when posting.  If you're new you might not notice that this cloud can go on for miles on some blogger's posts.  There's a little minus symbol that you can click to minimize this tag cloud.  Now you're ready to print without wasting a lot of paper.

As suggested by the other members, the best way to print a post is by copying and pasting the parts you want, using a program like WORD.

THANKS FOR LISTENING

Comment balloon 42 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • June 01 2008 10:45PM

Comments

Thank you for the tip!  I waste a lot of paper and ink when printing post that I like to share.  Have a great evening!

Posted by Lorinda Ward, Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach (Keffer Realty) about 11 years ago

Georgina, I didn't know that! I had never even noticed the minus sign! Wow, I LOVE learning new things. Thanks Georgina. ;-)

Pepper

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) about 11 years ago

I don't usually print anything from AR to paper....I print it to a .pdf file and save it on my computer.  I can then edit the document before printing to paper.

Posted by Mary Warren about 11 years ago

Thanks for the tip, I don't want to waste a tree :o)

I haven't tried to print out of AR yet, but usually when I want to print just specific information I will hilight it and then only print the selected section of the page. 

Posted by Christine Deveau (Prudential Page Realty) about 11 years ago

Very wise words from a very wise lady. Thanks for the reminder. We kill enough trees as it is. I hope you are doing well and take care. Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the tip, I love learning new tips and know hows

Posted by Jean Powers, CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California (Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002) about 11 years ago

Georgina- This needs to be featured! I did not know that! And I have wasted lots of paper with tag clouds especially when I am printing a blog post of ours for one of our sellers. Thanks!

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 11 years ago

Thanks everyone for reading and I hope you will try it.  If I can save a tree, it was worth it.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 11 years ago

Thanks.....didn't know that.

Take care and have a great week.

Posted by Linda Lipscomb, 731-695-1118, Lexington TN Homes (Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN) about 11 years ago

Nice tip on the tag cloud, Georgina! This also raises a feature request for the AR Team -- can we get a 'Printer-Friendly' link added to our posts?

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 11 years ago

If I want to share the info I normally email the link.  If it's something I find valuable for my own use I use the "bookmark" feature so that I can refer back without hunting.

Posted by Anthony Clark, Real Estate. It's About Lifestyle! (Clark Partners) about 11 years ago

Nice tip.  I sometimes cut and paste things to Word and then print them.

All the best!

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 11 years ago

I learned a long time ago to just select the portion I want to print....copy and paste to a word document and then print.  For some reason it prints a blank paper if I select and print from here.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 11 years ago

Makes great sense and you can close the "Archive" too. Seems the Cloud could really mess you up.

Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) about 11 years ago

Good morning and thanks for letting us know that, I'm all for saving paper and ink.

Posted by Patty Ledford, Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue (RE/MAX Town and Country) about 11 years ago

Hi Georgina,

Thanks for the tip!  YOU'VE JUST BEEN BOOKMARKED!  Enjoy your day!

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) about 11 years ago

I see this was mentioned a couple times, but just to reiterate:

To print any post from AR, I have found that the best way (for me) is to copy the post and paste to a MS Word or Publisher Doc, then print that doc.  That way you only print what YOU want.  I don't think AR posts were ever setup to be printed.  This is the work around I have been using for the past year, but then I rarely print posts. Hope this helps.

(CTRL + C and CTRL +V) copy and paste. 

Adding a print feature that would do this automatically would certainly be a nice enhancement, but as I'm sure you're aware, we are working on other issues right now.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago

Great tip, thanks.  The only success I have had in printing posts was via the method Brad mentions.  When I tried to print directly from AR, all of the comments got jumbled together.  It was a real mess.

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) about 11 years ago

Georgina - great reminder for all of us!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks again to all of you for your comments. - I added the copy and paste tip above. 

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 11 years ago

Georgina, I didn't know this trick thanks for the tip! Save a tree!

Posted by Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon (Real Estate Consultant) about 11 years ago

Thanks.  I never even noticed before that you could close it.  Thanks for helping me save paper and ink for that matter.

Posted by Jennifer Kipila, The Muldowney Team - Ocean County Homes (Van Dyk Group) about 11 years ago

Georgina - That is great advice...  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) about 11 years ago

Georgina: Thanks for sharing... I'm sure the tags could be several pages.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 11 years ago

We can all save a few cents on our printing costs these days. Copying and Pasting is another way to save paper when you find blog information that has to be printed.

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the hints, and you are right, it will save lots of paper, especially if someone has lots and lots of tag clouds.

Posted by Matthew Zgonc, Realtor, CFS, CVS (Aksland Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Great idea...My tag cloud is way too long.  I wish we cold delete them.

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) about 11 years ago

Georgina-thanks I didn't know that ....I tried it on your tags, and yep it works :)

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) about 11 years ago

GEORGINA - That is great advice.  I don't usually print out my posts, but if I do, I'll be sure to close the tag cloud, so as to not waste time and money.  Thank you.

Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) about 11 years ago

I didn't know this either... this would have saved me some trouble- very cool find, Georgina.

Posted by Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) about 11 years ago

I'm glad I was able to help some of you.  Thanks for commenting.  I am trying to read all of your blogs and comment there instead of responding to each comment here.  ONWARD AND UPWARD!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 11 years ago

Georgina, though I seldom ever print pages, it's good to know that you could expand and contract the lists on the right.

Posted by Peter Nikic (Broad & Bailey Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

thanks for the info. im new to AR so all this is good info for me. Best of luck.

Posted by Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes (www.HomesForVIPs.com - Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

Peter - glad to help.

Michael - welcome aboard, if I neglected to welcome you before now.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 11 years ago

Oh -- I had that happen to me once and I had no idea I was going to print out so many pages.  Thanks for the heads up on how to prevent this in the future.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 11 years ago

Is that what happens! You are correct, very annoying & we could all save some trees in the process. Will try it next time for sure.  Thanks for the helpful post.  Great things to learn everyday!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 11 years ago

I did not know that.  I printed out one of my own blogs and came back 5 minutes later to find dozens of printed sheets with those tags on them.  THEY SHOULD HAVE FEATURED THIS BLOG OF YOURS!  Thanks.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago

Joan - it's annoying isn't it?

Lyn - live and learn

Barbara - thanks for the encouraging words

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 11 years ago

Great Tip, Thanks for Sharing It.

Have A Great Day

Posted by Doris Freeman, Broker/Agent, Realtor, Madison-Gibson-Crockett (RE/MAX REALTY SOURCE) almost 11 years ago

Great tip -- thanks -- never thought of this -- will use it for sure

Posted by Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607 (TitleCapture.com) almost 11 years ago

Excellent tip Georgina - now if we really want to save time and paper, let's go green and just forward these posts, or bookmark for future reference.

Posted by Donald Apelian "Short Sale Specialist" (Meridian Financial / First American Financial) almost 11 years ago

Doris, Scott and Donald - I hope this helps your business.  Thanks for the comments.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 11 years ago

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