So, I want to introduce you to a new software tool from Travelocity and Hewlett-Packard called "Clip Book." Essentially, it is a tool that let's you capture any part of a web page, organize what you captured and then print it, including the "printing" of an Acrobat PDF file. Just imagine how much aggravation will be avoided by not printing useless pages or having the margins cut off inexplicably! And that's only a few of the benefits.
Read on to learn how to get your hands on this tool. Be warned, however, that it is currently in beta but seems to work fairly reliably.
Click here to go to the web site for Clip Book.
Don't let the Travelocity connection fool you. While the tool is a collaboration between Travelocity and HP, it does not limit you to just capturing travel related information.
When you get to the Smart Web Printing site, you will see that Travelocity calls this tool "Travel Plan Creator." By following the download instructions, you can get the software and install it on your PC. Sorry, all you Mac lovers are out of luck for now. The software requires Internet Explorer 6 and the Windows 2000 or XP operating system.
The installation is easy and painless. When you are done, don't expect to see any new icons on your desktop. The tool is a "plug-in" for Internet Explorer. To use it, just go back to Internet Explorer and look for the Clip Book button on the tool bar.
I suggest that you view the demo to learn how to use the tool. I won't go into that here. Suffice it to say that it's pretty simple.
On the bug front, I have found only one so far. You can't capture text or images in pop-up windows.