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Stamps.com unable to print PDF anymore

Stamps.com has upgraded their website with a new plugin that only allows printing directly to your printer. Why? Stamps.com says: USPS security regulations require Stamps.com to prevent anyone from printing postage to a PDF. For this reason, when you attempt to do so one of two things may happen: – You will receive a runtime error followed by the software closing without warning – You will receive error message 80004005 Stamps.com only supports select browsers like Firefox because of this security regulation. Many users were able to print with a system dialog before but now are altered that: To print or preview postage, you are required to install a small plugin. Click the install button and follow the instructions. After installation, you will be able to print postage. Note: During installation, if you are prompted for any settings or inputs, please leave the default values (including destination folder) unchanged, as this can prevent the plugin from working properly. If you do not see the installer window, it may be appearing behind your browser window. Please minimize your browser to see if the installer window is visible.

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OS X Lion: Printing Multiple Pages per Sheet

I’ve been disappointed that the preview in the OS X Lion does not show multiple pages per sheet like Leopard and Snow Leopard did. I often do this to conserve paper when I’m printing lecture notes. With Leopard, I’m often doing this blind and get things out of order. Preview or Acrobat provide this functionality, but in Preview the functionality is hidden under the “Preview / Layout” dropdown option: To print multiple pages per sheet, first select the Layout option from the Print dialog. It is part of the menu marked “Preview.” Then, choose the number of pages which should be printed on one side of a single sheet of paper. With this example, there will be two pages on each side, for a total of four pages on a single sheet of paper when duplexed. You can also optionally set the layout direction, and whether a border should be printed around each individual page.

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