Have you ever tried to print a long web page which was full of pictures and all you wanted was the text? Sometimes printing webpages as they come, is very printer-unfriendly; bits get cut off at the sides. This is really annoying for people who want to just get an article printed. WebPrinter is the only program which prints the text from a webpage directly to your printer. Usually you would have to either save as a text file or highlight all the text, copy to clipboard, paste into a word processor or notepad and then print. It's a lot of tasks for quite a simple instruction and a lot of work for just getting the basic information from a webpage. If you surf the web in search of articles a lot, then this little program is a handy and powerful tool for doing just that. It's a basic browser interface with most features; back forward, history, favorites, home page, refresh etc. But it's main feature is a text box which contains the webpage's text only. That text is viewable, editable, saveable, but above all printable at the click of a button upon arrival at any webpage.
WebPrinter prints the text from a webpage directly to your printer.
The program is a basic browser, (screenshot) with integrated Webpage -> Text conversion -> Printer function, which allows the body text in webpages to be printed at the click of a button, without all the graphics and additional information. There is also a function for quick saving of a webpage as a text file, also useful if you don't need all the additional .jpg's, frames etc.
WebPrinter is designed as a basic browser with the following functionalities; back, forward, stop, refresh, favorites, homepage, url address and browsing through history and favorites.
The URL in the address bar in Internet Explorer can easily be copied and pasted into the address bar of the WebPrinter interface. After a while, browsing pages with the program, you should have quickly generated your list of favorites in WebPrinter.
The Text conversion engine lies at the heart of the program. It works by filtering out all segments in the html code which contain information relating to links, pictures, websites etc. So, that the remaining text is only the text that you would read on the webpage.
The WebPrinter was tested on various sites. It fails on heavily tagged webpages. It's main use is for extracting the text from article-style pages. If you browse the net for articles a lot, then WebPrinter could be very useful.
The WebPage -> Text conversion allows the text of the webpage to be displayed in a text box. This occurs simultaneously with the browsing of the html webpage in the browser window. Two options allow this text to be either printed or saved to file.
The program GUI is designed for a screen resolution of the common 1024 x 768 display. If there is enough demand, the GUI will be updated to accommodate for all resolutions. Also, a copy function to copy favorites from Internet Explorer will also be developed if there is enough interest.
Trial version contains a prompt at the start of the program, displayed after 10 seconds, reminding the user to upgrade. Apart from that, the program is fully functional with no limitations.