How to Print From Apple TextEdit

Written by k.c. winslow
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TextEdit is a text-editing application included with the Mac OS X operating system. While it does not possess as many features as programs like Microsoft Word and iWork Pages, it allows you to format text, tables, lists and graphics in a document form. Rob Griffiths of Macworld points out that TextEdit can be tricky when used to print a document. This is because the default setting in TextEdit is to change the font size, regardless of the size you have chosen, so that the line breaks are the same as the ones on the screen.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Go to the "Format" menu in TextEdit and select "Wrap to Page" if you want the document to print in the font sizes you have selected. The document will reformat on the screen.

  2. 2

    Click the "TextEdit" menu and select "Print."

  3. 3

    Set the "Printer" menu to the desired printer. Press the "Print" button to send the document to your printer.

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