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Sometimes you want to print avoiding some cover page. Here a simple way to do it.

When sending something to the printer the OS X Print dialog provides many useful options. One of them is selecting the range of pages to be printed. I often find myself wanting to use that to avoid printing a (few) useless coversheet(s).

However, one is seemingly forced to fill in both a starting and ending range. If you don't know how many pages the document has that can be annoying (and you won't be able to see it once you've selected the option to print a range!). One solution, which I used for a few years, is to enter a very large number, such as 999, in the box. This works.

But a simpler solution is to leave that end field blank. Actually, if you enter the starting page, hit TAB then DELETE, then ENTER you are all set and have sent your job quickly to the printer from your starting page to the end of the document.

[crarko adds: Simple enough, and obviously the starting page number needn't be two. The actual tip here is that it's not necessary to know the ending page number. I tried it with a print to PDF and it works as described. I'm sure this has been around a long time but perhaps it will be new and useful for someone.]
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Authored by: wallybear on Dec 14, '11 09:22:30AM

That's the way it always worked, from System Software 6.0 onward....

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Authored by: Auricchio on Dec 14, '11 12:46:04PM

I thought it's been around for a long time.

System 6 came out in April 1988, so that about 23-1/2 years...

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Authored by: fajeeters on Dec 15, '11 10:02:40AM

Duh. This has been around forever.

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