When printing (file->print...) there's the possibility of printing just the current selection. This is useful for printing just a couple of cells, or some chapters.

The file menu also has Print Preview, but with no options.

Is there a way of making a print preview of a selection?

  • $\begingroup$ For what it's worth you can always print to PDF, using either OS tools if provided or free utilities. $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Dec 17 '12 at 20:48
  • $\begingroup$ What OS are you using? On OS X, Mathematica (ver. 8) has no File > Print Preview item. This is probably because the two menu items for printing, Print... and Print Selection ..., both bring up a system Print dialog that offers a Preview button. $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Dec 17 '12 at 20:56
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    $\begingroup$ Use Szabolcs' uploader, but don't upload :D $\endgroup$ – rm -rf Dec 17 '12 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Mr.Wizard that's what I generally do, but to test out printing options/stylesheets it is faster to use the print preview (gain that is quickly lost if it doesn’t work on a selection). To be honest, I never understood what was the ultimate purpose of the print preview functionality (it seems unfinished). I always thought it appeared as a general thought that WRI had on improving word processing functionalities (...the paper support is not dead...). Now after m_goldberg comment, it looks more like having similar functionality on different OS. $\endgroup$ – P. Fonseca Dec 17 '12 at 21:04
  • $\begingroup$ @m_goldberg Windows $\endgroup$ – P. Fonseca Dec 17 '12 at 21:05

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