Archive for November, 2012
The first way to save on printing cost is by printing only what you need. When printing a document you should only select the pages that you need printed. You should never select “print all,” unless you are certain that you need the entire document. Revising your document on the computer screen will save ink as well since most documents require several revisions before the final document is finished. You should also always utilize the “print preview” option before printing to make sure the document looks exactly as you would like it to print.
Before starting to print you should go into printer preferences and adjust your settings to default on the most economical settings. Print settings should be set on low quality and low resolution. If you are using a color printer you should set the printer color to default to black and white.
Preventing inks from drying out is another way to conserve printer cost since inks dry out very easily. The best way to prevent this is to always shut down your printer manually. Do not use a power strip, as every time you cut power to the printer, the printer has to be restarted and go through a cleaning cycle. When a printer goes through the cleaning cycle it goes through heaps of ink. When a printer is shut down manually with an on/off button the printer automatically parks the cartridges in a position where the cartridges are prevented from drying out too quickly.
Changing your font size and style of font can also save ink, as some fonts are much smaller than others. Choosing a bold font also uses more ink.
Printers will often tell you that your ink is low and needs to be changed. In most cases you still have approximately ten to thirty percent of ink in your toner cartridges left. Do not change the cartridge as long as your pages are printing to satisfaction. Laser printers that use toner instead of ink cartridges can often be shaken to loosen up the ink for further printing. When your ink does run out you can either replace the cartridge and recycle the old cartridge for a few dollars in return, or you can refill your current cartridge.
If you are the proud owner of an iPad but don’t know exactly what you can do with it to use it at it’s fullest potential, you have stumbled across the right place. We are going to discuss five different things that you can do with your iPad to make it a more useful tool.
1. Buy an External Keyboard & Mouse
For most people, the touch screen keyboard that comes with the iPad just simply doesn’t work. You constantly click the wrong keys and have to go back and edit your sentences. Not only is it difficult to type with, but it leaves even more smudges on your screen!
There is a solution for people that really want to use their iPad for typing purposes. You can actually purchase an external keyboard that plugs right into your iPad, making it much easier to type things out. It will feel as if you are using an actual computer.
Using the touch feature on an ipad is great but using a mouse like a Logitech anywhere mouse mx can make a world of difference. Using a mouse means you don’t even need to touch your ipad. With the combination of your mouse and keyword it is like having your own personal desktop pc.
2. Using Office Apps
Apple has placed several different applications on their iPads to help users to be able to write papers and do other things that they could do on a normal computer. However, the main problem that many people face is the lack of ability to place them on a cloud server for access on another device, such as Google Docs.
By using Documents To Go, QuickOffice, or Office2 HD; you can make it much easier to transfer your documents over to another device. This makes the iPad a much more convenient tool to use for writing or documentation purposes.
3. Synchronize Your Email
You can actually synchronize your email to your iPad so that it will alert and show you when you have a new email. This helps many users reply to emails much faster because they can instantly know when they receive one. There are many tutorials online and on your iPad that can help teach you how to do this.
Evernote is a useful application that makes it easy to take notes and make lists. If you want to go to the grocery store, you can make a list of what you need on your iPad before heading out. It is easily accessible while you do your shopping, and you never have to worry about scribbled hand writing.
5. Offline Reading
You can download PDFs onto your iPad to make it so that you can read from it. If you are waiting for a bus or just arrive early at an appointment, having an offline book available in case there isn’t any internet can be a life saver!