All of the FREE jewelry making designs and wire tips in WigJig University are in standard web page format (HTML).
Tip #1 - PLEASE
Please allow plenty of
time for downloading and printing. These files are larger than
normal to provide maximum printing quality. You
can see if data is being transferred in Windows by clicking on the
icon in the right side of the task bar.
#2 - SET PAGE MARGINS TO .3" IN THE PORTRAIT ORIENTATION
Using the FILE drop down menu and
the command "Page Setup", set the left and right margins on your page
to 0.3 inches. Set the top and bottom margins to 0.3 inches
also. All pages are designed to be printed in the Portrait
orientation. After completing your Page Setup use the FILE drop
down menu and the "Print Preview" command to view your printed page.
For some of our web pages you will want to print only page one of two,
as the information on page 2 of 2 will be web navigation information
#3 - USE A CURRENT BROWSER
These web pages were
designed to print using Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher and Netscape
4 or higher. If you have problems printing, we suggest you
upgrade to these free browsers. In many cases, this will solve
your printing problems. There now a new, free browser that is
becoming very popular. It is Mozilla Firefox.
You can dowload
this free browser here. In most cases, use of Firefox will
resolve all printing problems.
#4 - PRINT A SELECTION OF THE INFORMATION ON THE PAGE
With many of the
modern web browsers you have the option to Print a selection on a
page. To do this, use your mouse to highlight the portion of the
page you want to print then select the drop down menu command "File"
followed by the command "Print". In the box that appears, select
the button associated with the word "Selection". This will print
only that portion of the page that is highlighted. We suggest
printing from the start of the applicable text on the page to the page
number for the page. This captures the meat of the page and
eliminated the Internet header and footer that don't add to your
printed page. This won't work for all pages in our web site but
it should work for most. If this doesn't work proceed to tip #5.
Tip #5 -
PRINT FULL PAGES, TURN ON "FIT TO PAGE", THEN PRINT
printers have a setting called "Fit to Page". Normally this
setting is "Off". To turn this setting on, you first view the
page you want to print, then select "File" then "Print" from the drop
down menus. This will open the Printer dialogue box. With
IE 6.0, look for a tab labeled "Layout" and select this tab.
Within this tab, select the button "Advanced". Look for the menu
item "Fit to Page" and set this item to "letter" or "yes".
Select "OK" and return to the "General" Printer dialogue box.
Select "Print" and cross your fingers.
#6 - IF YOU STILL CAN'T PRINT A FULL PAGE, Try This (It works most of
If you still have
problems printing the entire page, (some printers cut off the bottom
of the page), then try placing your mouse in the center of the
text/graphics of the page and right click with your mouse. With
Windows programs this will bring up a menu. Select "Print" or
"Print Picture" from this menu. For many of our web pages this
will resolve the problem.
#7 - IF YOU STILL CAN'T PRINT A FULL PAGE, SAVE THE PAGE THEN PRINT
If you still have problems
printing the entire page, (some printers cut off the bottom of the
page), then try downloading (saving) the file on your computer before printing.
This is done by viewing the page you want to save, then selecting
"Edit" then "Select All" from the drop down menu. When the
entire page is highlighed, then select "Flle" and "Save As".
Save the file to a location on your computer and with a name you will
After downloading, open the file on your
computer, and print as in step 4 above.
#8 - CHANGE ISP CONNECTION FROM AOL
Several of our
customers have noted that they have difficulty downloading our files
when using an AOL account. If possible, we suggest you try a
non-AOL internet connection if you experience problems with your AOL
#9 - CONSIDER DOWNLOADING FREE HP SMART WEB PRINTING SOFTWARE
HP makes free software available
that can support "smart" printing and allows selecting portions of web
pages for printing.
You can view information on the software or download the software by