New Printing Options Now Available!

We have received a lot of feedback from the HeinOnline Community over the past month or so about printing/downloading PDF's, cutting and pasting text, and choosing which pages you wish to print. We are pleased to announce that we have implemented changes to the print options to enable you to do those things you couldn't do before!

We are now giving you the ability to print pages across multiple sections, using a Custom Page Range tool. Using drop-down menus you can select any page range in the title provided you are within the specified printing limits. There are two limitations or conditions place on custom printing. First, the printing limitation is set to a maximum of 200 pages per download. Setting a limit as such allows for optimal use of the server thus increasing the speed of downloads. Secondly, subject to the terms of the license agreement, you are not permitted to download or print an entire volume or issue.

In tandem with custom printing, we also added two more options for downloading or printing a document. The first is downloading the document as a text file. This will generate a full text file of the page(s) that opens in your browser window, allowing you to cut and paste text for use in another program. The formatting of a text generated page or document has been improved to remove as much additional spacing as possible. This formatting was also applied to the view text option from the page toolbar in HeinOnline. It's important to note that all text files are generated from the uncorrected OCR text thus displaying the unedited version.

The second print option available is a PDFText File. Downloading a document as a PDFText file will generate the text version of the document and open it in a PDF file format vs. a text file format. This allows you to search the PDF using your Adobe PDF Reader! Like the text file, a PDFText file is also generated from the uncorrected OCR text. Therefore, spelling, grammatical and character errors are not corrected.

This short video is a snapshot of how these 2 new options work in HeinOnline.

Some of you may ask, where's the "Print Current Page" option? When you choose to print a document, the custom page range print tool will always default to your current page view. For example, if you are on page 59 of the Tax Law Review and choose to print, the custom page range will display 59 to 59. So all you would need to do is click Print/Download and it will download your current page.


  1. we would like to see the capabilty of printing multiple documents a one time.

  2. We are currently working on a feature on our beta platform called "MyHein" that would allow you to print in a fashion similar to that which you are looking for. Through the MyHein feature, you would be able to bookmark or save relevant links to articles. All bookmarks would be stored in one central place called “Personal Research” inside your MyHein account. From your Personal Research page, you would then be able to view the citations and tags to all articles that you have saved. You would also have the option to print any of your saved articles directly from this page. We haven’t talked about this beta feature in a while, however in October we provided a preliminary screen shot (subject to changes as we move through the Beta process) that may provide some insight into this potential feature. Take a look at our MyHein post and feel free to email us or comment back with any questions or feedback.

  3. I prefer miltilayer pdf files,just like Jstor.

  4. Our developers are also working on this concept and we expect to be able to offer this at some point. However, the timing is yet to be determined. Once we get to a more defined point and can offer insight on the timing, we'll blog about it and let you know.