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August 15, 2011 10:44 AM   Subscribe

How to make Mint.com work for me? / Screen shot of whole webpage in IE8?

Hi! So I have for the last few months gotten better at my budgeting and money management by using mint.com. (I love it!) But now that I want to print monthly reports there seems to be no way to print reports (I hate it!)

Okay so I figured I'll just take a screen shot of the budget page, but to take a screen shot of the whole webpage rather than what appears on the screen. Mind you I have IE8 and found these instructions to do it, but I have no idea where this "convert button" is.

So lovely Hive,
> Do you know how to take a screenshot of a whole page not just the screen in IE8? (and I do not have access to Firefox, Chrome, or any other browser)
> Do you use mint.com? Do you print reports off of it? Your tips? I know you can export a CSV to excel.. but why recreate the wheel if Mint.com all ready generates the reports I want.
> Mint.com uses Yodlee on the back-end, does anyone use Yodlee and recommend it over Mint.com? Does it allow you to do what Mint.com does AND print reports?

Thanks Hive! You're the best
posted by xicana63 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Not sure exactly how to do it in Mint, but you could install Bullzip PDF printer, select the relevant information on the page and print the selection via the PDF printer to a file on the desktop. Then you could print PDF reports of anything that allows you to print.
posted by dozo at 10:54 AM on August 15, 2011

My first instinct is to print the page as a PDF (say, using the free CutePDF printer driver or pdf-cups) but I can't do that on my machine since Firefox 5 on Linux doesn't render all the graphics when printing the page. YMMV.
posted by introp at 10:54 AM on August 15, 2011

To people suggesting printing to PDF: printing from Mint's budget page simply does not work. Their print CSS is broken and what comes out is completely unusable in all browsers.

Mint.com doesn't use Yodlee any more; since they were bought by Intuit they use their backend. Yodlee's MoneyCenter used to be simple; now it's very hard to use. I had to stop using it, even though they're much better about wrong renaming and auto-categorization of transactions.
posted by zsazsa at 10:59 AM on August 15, 2011

What about several screen shots, which you then put together using an image editor (like Photoshop, or possibly something cheaper)?
posted by wenestvedt at 1:04 PM on August 15, 2011

Or even just several screenshots, all pasted into MS Word? No need to join them in Photoshop if you just need to print them.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:54 PM on August 15, 2011

If all else fails, just zoom out on the page before you printscreen. It'll be small, but at least it will all be one page.
posted by ella wren at 5:24 PM on August 15, 2011

Response by poster: Hi everyone I happened to finally find the answer to my problem. There is a plug-in called FireShot for IE8 and all you have to do is press the button on the tool bar to take a screenshot of the whole page. A pain in the butt to find the answer.. but there it is.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
posted by xicana63 at 5:28 AM on August 16, 2011

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