How To...Print From Google Chrome

Welcome to the inaugral 'How To...' series post. This is to be a series of helpful tips and tricks to get you guys operating your tech like true masters. These posts are going to be no-nonsense and straight to the point.

So, for our initial post, we are going to look at printing from the web browser Google Chrome.


Before you start this exercise, ensure your printer is switched on, you have enough ink and paper, and it is connected correctly to your computer.


1. Open the desired web page or document in Google Chrome you would like to print.(For the purposes of this exercise we are going to use a lovely barley, chicken and mushroom risotto from the BBC Good Food website:
2. There are a number of ways that you can print the website or document. The first option is to locate an embedded Print button within the webpage itself. Something similar to the one below:
Alternatively, you can navigate to the ellipsis button (the 3 dot icon in the top right-hand corner of the Chrome browser window) and click on it. A drop-down box will appear. Select Print… from the functions list.
Or press the shortcut keys Ctrl + P together.
3. Any of the methods described above will bring up a page similar to the one below:
4. If you wish to change the destination device that you wish to print to, click on Change… button in the left hand dialog. This could be a physical device, a pdf writer or similar.
5. Then, ensure all your properties are set correctly. Click the + More Settings button for expanded available properties. Properties available are likely to include which pages to print, number of copies, colour or black and white, two sided print, paper size.
6. Once you are happy with your settings, click on the Print button at the top of the left hand dialog box, and your printer should kick into life and start printing out the necessary document.