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Cram as much text as possible onto a page with Hide Margins

15 Comments July 12th, 2010 by Jonathan

The new hide margins feature squeezes out all the whitespace on a webpage.  Many websites put empty space around the content or between lines of text.  This makes the site really easy to read on a computer, but it is really wasteful when you print it out.  Hide Margins lets you fill the pages of your print job with 100% content.  I’ve seen sites where simply hiding the margins reduces the print size by half.  Hide margins is a bit more zealous than most PWYL features- anything aesthetically pleasing about a webpage will be replaced by a massive block of text.


15 Comments Add your own

  1. Rob says:

    You guys are GREAT!!

    When you gonna start charging for all the services?

  2. Ronnie says:

    I hope they never charge!

  3. aparadekto says:

    Hey, I can’t view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi, when I use Opera 10.63 everything works for me, except the dashboard page looks kind of funny. I’ll fix that. Is there anything else?

  4. Alex says:

    Please make an extension for Opera 11!

  5. Dual Mode says:

    Man, thanx for this. If you are ever in Belgrade, Serbia and in need of a print, be sure to call us at stamparija which is a Serbian name for print, free of charge.
    Thanx again, and all the best.

  6. Leszek Cyfer says:

    Hi! I use PWYL extensively and am very happy with it. I use it most often to make compact versions of blog posts or threads on forums. In combination with Auto Pager it is possible to make condensed version of multipaged threads really fast.

    As always there are things I’d love to get better. One of them is to automatic removal of objects similar to the one I just marked. In big threads or comments there are often repeating objects like [Reply].

    I’d love to see a button that would automate removal of those repeated objects. For example I mark “Reply” and click on [mark all] button – which marks all similar objects on the edited page.

    One more thing – can you give us a place where we could ask you for what we’d like to see in PWYL? It would make it easier both for you and for us 🙂

  7. mo morris says:

    it’s all too brilliant.
    I first came across PWYL by chance many years ago, now have moved up to Win 7 and of course you came with me.

    Just tooooo brilliant

    Kindest Regards

  8. Shreela says:

    Thanks for this great tool, and I hope your Pro services work out for you!

    I wish that when I removed background, that table-borders and list-bullets didn’t disappear. I still visit many “old-fashioned” type pages that use seamless backgrounds, but many tables become challenging to read when the border lines are removed.

    I hope this isn’t a challenging request ^_^

    • Cassie says:

      Thanks for the feedback! I updated PrintWhatYouLike, and it will now maintain table borders when you remove the background. However, this feature is only available in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and IE9. It will not work on earlier versions of Internet Explorer. Hope this helps!

  9. Aina says:

    I have found my saviour! Much love to you guys! ^-^

  10. thamarai says:

    at a same time apply many web pages to edit option please

  11. Lynette B says:

    Hello! I just found your “PrintWhatYouLike” utility! I am totally thrilled! It is just what I’ve been looking for!! Thanks so very much!! Reading your Blog, I see you have a button to “Cram as much text as possible onto a page with Hide Margins” to go along. I would LOVE this too, but I can’t seem to find where to download it. Can you help???
    Again, thanks very much for this!
    Lynette B