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After looking around on the page, I couldn't find any print link or anything that would indicate such functionality; but, I'm hoping a power user knows something that I don't.

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    POWER USER - POWER MOVE! hehe... Try this - might help you out... It was made by one of our very own users. It won't allow you to print a single answer - but you'll be able to extract the data you want. – Lix Apr 9 '12 at 14:00
  • @Lix Thanks, I like it. Yeah, I was hoping for a single answer (ya know, SAVE THE TREES!), but that definitely helps. – Stephen Watkins Apr 9 '12 at 14:07
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    Printing on PAPER?? How 1990 of you ;) – Lix Apr 9 '12 at 14:09
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    @Lix I was gonna suggest StackPrinter, but you'd already done so.. Convert to an answer? – Manishearth Apr 9 '12 at 14:28
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    Oh, if you sit tight for a while I'll write a userscript for it that gives you an easy print button om any post. But I may write it tomorrow (not on comp atm) – Manishearth Apr 9 '12 at 14:51
  • That's funny. I was just thinking about printing answers. Then I was thinking of making a formatting user script. Then, as if the universe heard my thoughts, this got bumped to the front page. Excellent. – Jason C Apr 4 '17 at 17:48
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Userscript alert!

This adds a "print" link to each post. All it does is kill everything except the post and bring it to the top of the page.

Enjoy!

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    Nice! This is EXACTLY what I had in mind. – Stephen Watkins Apr 9 '12 at 15:59
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StackPrinter is a service created by one of our very own!. From a question ID it will allow you to save a PDF document containing all the information within that post including -

  • The question
  • The answer[s]
  • The comment[s]

Once you have the PDF you could extract the information you are looking for.

Not an optimal solution but It might help you get started.

Generally you would want the question to come with the answer, otherwise you might end up printing a big 42 on a piece of paper :)


Another option would be to use one of the free URL to PDF convertors. The first result I got actually gave me a PDF file with all the hyperlinks intact!


Printing an answer by id is now supported on StackPrinter.
Here is an example:
http://www.stackprinter.com/export?question=128703&service=meta.stackexchange&answer=128707

Check the Api doc for more information.

  • @systempuntoout awesome! Thanks for the updates – Lix Mar 9 '17 at 8:35
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You can click edit at the bottom of the answer/question you wish to isolate, copy the whole text that makes it, and paste it to StackEdit. Then print it from there by either exporting it or pressing Ctrl+P.

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you can make it with your Browser too. and the better way is you copy your Useful answer in your self Document, and then Printing that.

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