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Splitting files

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Information Services uses recycled paper in all MFPs and printers. The paper is manufactured from 100 per cent post-consumer waste (collected from office waste). In addition, we provide a free scanning service on all subject library MFPs. Also USB scanners are available in some subject libraries.

All MFPs can be set to copy on both sides, and the two pages into one option is linked directly from the MFP display. We recycle all MFP and printer toner cartridges and provide paper recycling bins.

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Splitting files reduces the file size and increases the chance of a prompt print out.

Split your document using:

Windows

Mac OSX


Windows

Step one 

In the program of choice select: File > Print.

Step 1

 

Step two

In the Printer drop down select Microsoft XPS Document Writer.

Step 2

 

Step three

Select the Print Custom Range. The name may change from program to program.

Set the range. You can set as the first 50 pages, or consider spliting up the document into chapters etc.

Step 3

Select Print.

 

Step four

Choose a file name, for example 'My Thesis - Chapter 1' or 'My Research - 1-50pp', and select a save location.

Step 4

 

Step five

Repeat until you have completely split the document for printing.

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Mac OSX


Step one

Open the document you want to split and select File > Print. You do not have to do this step if your document is open in Preview.

Step 1


Step two

In the bottom left hand corner select PDF > Open PDF in Preview.

Step 2 


Step three

In Preview select the following icon above the opened PDF, if you're using a newer version of Preview you will then need to select Thumbnails.

Step 4


Step four

In Preview click File > Duplicate.

Step 3 

 

Step five

In the duplicate PDF select the unwanted pages and hit delete.
To select the pages by either:

Click+Drag over the unwanted pages
OR
Click the first page and Shift+Click the final page in the sequence of unwanted pages

Step 5

Hit Delete.


Step six

Choose a title for the duplicate, such as 'My Thesis - 1-50pp' or 'My Research - Chapter 1'.

Step 6 

Click Save.

 

Step seven

Close the duplicate PDF and repeat the steps until the file is completely split.

 

When you print a range of pages using the IS Computers the printer still has to render the entire document, so files should be split and saved before printing.

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