How to Print a Wikipedia Article

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Wikipedia is a Web-based resource written by volunteers. Its content is continually added by individuals who consider themselves to be experts on specific topics. Here's how to print out a Wikipedia article.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer paper
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Printer

Begin Your Search

Step 1

Call up the Wikipedia main page (see the Resources section below).

Step 2

Enter the subject in the 'Search' box. Pay close attention to the spelling and avoid articles (i.e., 'a' and 'the').

Step 3

Click on the 'Go' button (or hit the Enter key on the keyboard) to see the closest related articles. For a wider range of information and article choices, click on the 'Search' button.

Step 4

Refine your search using the brief descriptions returned in the search results if multiple topics appear. Wikipedia lists the most likely choices when a search term is not precise or has multiple meanings.

Print a Wikipedia Article

Step 1

Load your printer with a sufficient amount of paper to print excessively long articles.

Step 2

Choose 'Printable Version' from the toolbox on the article you want to print..

Step 3

Read through the entire article to determine if it contains the information you want to print. Many articles are quite lengthy and may take up several pages.

Step 4

Click 'Page Setup' if your browser allows you to set the margins, paper size and paper orientation.

Step 5

Click the 'Print' icon on your browser tool bar.

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