How to Print from Android?

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  1. damianiw

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    Hi

    I've had an ipad for a while and just moved to android :) one thing I cannot do is print web receipts on android.

    For example I buy something online and want to print the current web page.

    On ipad I can print it to my printer or pdf and load to dropbox (what I do 90%)

    I loaded cloud print and tried to send to google drive but when I print a page from chrome it sends the url to the cloud print which actually prints the page as if I just typed the url and is useless for most transactions.

    I'm sure I'm missing a trick as android is open unlike ios and one of my reasons for moving :)

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    Damian
     
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    I have a link below that will take you to a thread dedicated to printing from Android.
     
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    Please can you repost link, I have now found save as pdf via firefox


    Ah hold on I'm using tapatalk which I bet is hiding your signature with links

    Sorry! Will try browser

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    You tend to miss a lot of potentially good stuff using Tapatalk. ;)
     
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    I can't see the link
     
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    before i go down this road again id like to find out-has anyone used this for a smartphone??? i've been dying to find an app that will accomplish this for a Samsung Galaxy Note 2!
     
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    The printing suggestions I posted work on all 3 of our Android phones and should work on any Android devices with at least Android 2.2.
     
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    OK I am registered with Cloud Talk and got a test print successfully. How do I actually print something? There is no print command that I can find.
     
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    That can be a little tricky as most Android apps don't have a "print" button or function. But some do have a share button, (many don't), but taping share would allow you to share with the printing function. If the app does not have a share function, as with many of the mail clients,. there is no way to print.
     
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    I discovered that the Cloud Print App has a "files" function which lists folders on my tablet (but not all of them apparently). You can select a file within a folder to print it--then there is a "print" button.
     
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    Great that you pointed that out as I neglected to mention it.
     
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    I have a WiFi printer...I use the app built for it by the manufacture (Brother)...it works perfectly for all types of printing from my android stuff

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 4.01
     
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    The cloud print app has a notebook. You can type into that and print it from the app. There is also a "files" item in the app. You can search through a series of directories on your device to find a file then print it. The list of directories seems a little mysterious--some directories are not included in the list. I have a feeling the usefulness of the cloud printer is limited.

    I have a text editor app. I can type into that but the cloud printer app does not recognize the files I create with it, so I can't print them. I can e-mail them to my PC though. That seems more practical.

    I'm still playing with the cloud printer. Any suggestions out there?
     

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