How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

March 20th, 2009 in Tutorials | 1 comments

In ExpressionEngine forums Crssp-ee asked if I knew a quick way to change the print styles for the theme in notepad++?

Here is what you can do,

Default

Below is my default print view in Notepad++

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

Going to settings/preferences on toolbar in Notepad++ if you click on "Print - Colour and Margin" you will get below settings as default;

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

No Background Colour

If you change Colour Option to "No Background Colour"

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

This is what you get on paper.

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

It's still easy to read while being responsible to the environment.

Black on White

However, you can go one step further

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

And have absolutely no colour other than black.

How to save ink with Notepad++ while using Port Ruby Blue theme

Just make sure you have ordered extra black cartridge! or if you're like me, turn everything into PDF - the most environmentally friendly paper :)

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Cem runs a creative web design and development studio called Webunder, specialising in ExpressionEngine CMS and he is an active member of the ExpressionEngine forums.

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Thanks for the quick turn-around time! Chalk one up for Notepad++, I’m probably going to have to go with black on white here, on the documents laser black only printer. Colors just sort of fade, and black on white would be best.
sometimes you just need to print The code to actually study it a while.

I don’t print too much code, but when the need arises this is going to make notepad++ that much more of the developers friend here :)

-ty

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