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American Periodicals : Printing Tips

"American Periodicals includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century."

Printing Tips

1. ProQuest and Adobe Print Options

Most of the time, it is preferable to use the print button provided by ProQuest over the print feature provided by Adobe Reader. Often, the ProQuest print option will distribute the article over several pages to provide a better printed image. Adobe Reader may compress the article to fit on a single printed page, making it more difficult to read. The ProQuest print option will also aim to re-orient the article image (landscape or portrait) to best suit the size and shape of the article.

If using the ProQuest print option does not yield the desired results, we recommend trying the Adobe print option.

2. Printing Article Segments and Images with the Adobe Snapshot Tool

When searching American Periodicals, you may wish to print an article segment or image instead of the full article or page view. You can use the Adobe Snapshot Tool if you wish to print only a segment of an article or page.  Click on the link to Open in PDF Reader for access to this tool.

3. Adobe Snapshot Tool

Once you have identified an article segment or image that you would like to print, follow these steps:

  • After clicking the link to Open in PDF Reader, click the Snapshot tool in the Adobe toolbar. (Note: You may need to add the Snapshot tool to the toolbar. See instructions below.)
  • Click and drag to select the area that you would like to print.
  • Click the Adobe Print option to display the Print window.
  • In the Print window, make sure the Print Range is set to Selected graphic and adjust the Fit if necessary to fit the article segment or image to the page before printing.

To install the Adobe Snapshot Tool in Adobe Reader consult the Adobe help file or follow these steps for Adobe Reader Version 10:

  • Right click anywhere on the grey toolbar in Adobe Reader.
  • Select Edit and click Take Snapshot to add the Snapshot tool to the Adobe toolbar.

Print Options

Adobe Snapshot Tool