How to print a Google Wave
Google Wave is not for everyone, but it's definitely a decent tool for collaborating on documents and for planning vacations or other events. One important thing missing from the standard set of features is the ability to print.
There's no way to print a Google Wave by default!
Looking for existing solutions
That's when I started looking for a solution and here are the options I found:
- Use the PDF Wave Exporter extension for Google Wave
- Use the Ferry bot to export the wave to a Google document and print it from there
- Make Google Wave think you're an iPhone (using a User Agent Switcher extension for Firefox for example)
- This one didn't work for me
- Use the Readability bookmarklet
None of these solutions were particularly satisfying: most of them lose quite a bit of formatting and some require too many steps to be considered practical.
After waiting for about a month for a decent solution, I decided to do it myself.
Do it yourself
The ultimate Google wave printing solution (until Google builds the feature itself)
The result is this bookmarklet which makes printing a Google wave as easy as opening the wave and clicking on the bookmarklet.
Drag and drop in your bookmarks
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