Last update: April 14, 2020
P r i n t i n g t h e M a n u s c r i p t s a t . . .
How to Print the On-Line Documents at . . .
The documents found here have been LONG out of print; they have been carefully restored using simple HTML code, so that, where possible, you may see the 'look' of the original text. The manuscripts and documents have been formatted specifically for printing from a web-browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Brave, etc. The browsers need not be the most up-to-date, as we have used no advanced features or scripts in the production of the on-line files. The electronic files behind the documents are intended to produce readable, printed text with fairly wide margins, to make reading easy for persons of all ages. The use of a web-browser allows computer-users of all levels to easily access and print a personal- study copy of any manuscript.
To print a study-copy of a manuscript, you just need to navigate through the website and choose the document that you want to print. Click on the link to it and you should then see the first page on the screen in front of you. Then simply click on the 'Printer' icon, or from the 'File' Menu of your web-browser, choose 'Print', and if all goes well, your printer will produce a hardcopy of the manuscript for your own personal study. Go ahead and try it with this page, so you will have the printing instructions, in hardcopy form, for future reference. It should produce about 4 to 5 pages.
The pages that you print may be punched along the left margin and stored in a folder or ringed notebook, depending on the length of the document. For a long document it is desirable to have the page numbers on the right side of the page, so they are visible when the document is stored in a binder.
Customizing the printout from your browser.
Older versions of Internet Explorer and Safari web browsers and the newer Google Chrome, Opera, and Brave print page numbers on the right side of each page by default, but some other browsers such as Firefox and the old Netscape, print them on the left. Some web-browsers today allow you to customize the header and footer placements in a 'Page Setup' window. [In other words, you can make sure that the page numbers are on the right side of each page so that when the document is bound, the page numbers can be seen; also you might perhaps want to blank out the date/time, the URL, etc. If printing 2-sided, you might center the page numbers.]
If you use newer Internet Explorer versions or any of the Firefox web browsers for printing, use these instructions:
some older or smaller-capacity printers:
If you don't have your own printer . . . some suggestions.
receive emails asking us to provide printed copies of the manuscripts for individuals who
do not have their own computer/printer. At the present time, PasstheWORD's resources
are only used for the acquisition, transcription, and preparation of manuscripts for the
Internet as well as the costs associated with the web site preparation, hosting, upkeep
and maintenance. We do NOT offer the service of
printing and shipping of the hardcopy to individuals.
Reading the Manuscripts On-Screen
The on-line documents at PasstheWORD have been formatted specifically for printing hardcopy, as well as reading on-screen. Reading on-screen may be done not only from computers, but also from small and mini-devices that have Internet access, such as the iPad, Nexus and Kindle Fire. From a computer, it is easy to further customize your on-screen experience if you desire to spend a long time reading the manuscripts from a computer screen. Here are some things that can be done to change the Line Length and Text Size of the on-screen view of a given document.
Line Length if the lines of text on the computer screen appear to be too long and you have difficulty tracking with your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next, just decrease the browser's window width, by dragging one edge toward the center of the screen. The browser will automatically adjust the document and display it with shorter lines of text for ease of reading.
Text Size Computers running at higher screen resolution will cause the manuscripts to appear to have smaller text when viewed on-screen. Text size can be adjusted for on-screen reading from most browsers. Here is how to do it. From your web browser, look for the word 'View' on the menu bar, then click on 'Text Size', 'Text Zoom', or 'Zoom' and choose 'Larger', 'Increase', or 'Zoom In' to make the printing appear in a larger size.
As time has gone by and as screen resolutions have changed, web browsers have increased in number and they continue to evolve, so it is difficult to keep track of the details of the individual versions. However, there are two methods that we recommend that you try with your current browser, to see how (and if) it will allow you print a large-print hardcopy of a manuscript. The idea is to try printing a single page of a manuscript first to see how it looks after trying both methods. Be sure to check your print-out of a trial page for continuity of the text from one line to another when the text is enlarged; there are cases where the words along the right edge of the page can be cut off during the printing stage.
Many have been involved in the Lord's move to bring these old documents back into the light so that anyone that He leads here, may access and print a study-copy for themselves, free of charge. However, the underlying code behind the documents, i.e. the electronic files, themselves, are the intellectual property of those who have done the work, and therefore, the electronic files, and the copy that they produce, are covered by copyright law. None of the documents should be copied, scanned, edited, modified or republished in any way, in any form. So we would ask that you NOT copy them or republish them, please. The e-files are copyrighted.
As you might appreciate, there are tens of thousands of man-hours of work behind the various on-line manuscripts at PasstheWORD; we continue to be shown typographical errors and we hope to maintain the accuracy of the content under our stewardship as long as the Lord directs. Our mission has been one of restoring the documents to the unedited, unabridged state that they were given from the Lord to the anointed writers. This meant that we have looked for the earliest printed English versions to use as our source material. The Lord has led us to what you can find here at this day.
In the early days of the website, (the late 90's), we said nothing to discourage republishing on other sites, but very soon we found the documents had been reformatted, text removed, changes made, commentary added, etc... which changed them once again from their recently restored state into a corrupted state. The Lord convicted us that we should be the ones responsible for maintaining the integrity of the recovered original content, the hardcopy archives, the restoration from back-ups that may be necessary, and the on-line presentation of the documents that we have been led to make available...and for this reason, republishing is NOT permitted. The e-files are copyrighted.
Linking to Documents.
We do not advertise this site. We rely on those who are led of the Lord to come here and feast, to share their finds with others, as they are directed. If you are responsible for a website that provides links to fellow seekers, you are more than welcome to include a link to the main index at PasstheWORD, or to the individual documents found here. You might prepare an index of documents that you recommend, including their titles, authors name, and description, if desired, as well as the complete Internet address [URL] where they may be found. Just code a direct link to them here at PasstheWORD from your reference media. You might also include a commentary in your index, from your own personal experience as to how they spoke to you, which might encourage others to partake of them also. We trust the Lord will guide each of you, as you "pass the word" along to others.
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