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Old 17th June 2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Printing webpages created with WP

I have created some pages with WP which look fine on screen in all browsers. There are some images that appear alongside text, and these line up with the text in browsers just like they do in WP.

However, when I print the pages, the images shift up or down so that they overlap with the text. Since WP uses absolute positioning I can't work out why this is.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Default Re: Printing webpages created with WP

Maybe this new thread will shed some light
http://forums.serif.com/showthread.php?t=93869
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Default Re: Printing webpages created with WP

Thanks mjh. The thing is, though, I don't really want to have to create a second copy of every page on my site that's formatted for print. Why don't my normal pages print properly through the browser's Print feature?
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Thanks mjh. The thing is, though, I don't really want to have to create a second copy of every page on my site that's formatted for print. Why don't my normal pages print properly through the browser's Print feature?

If you noticed in that thread, others were discussing the variances in how different browsers print anything.
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Why don't my normal pages print properly through the browser's Print feature?
Printing a web page so it looks like the on-screen page is almost always problematic.

The main problem is the wide variety of settings in the printer's configuration and/or control panel.

A second problem is how the particular web browser (and its various versions) "prints" the page.

There are two ways to "print" a web page that usually work well:
  • Make a copy of your page, and remove the nav bars, banners (replace with text logo), graphics, adverts, links, and all the other stuff other than what you want the visitor to be able to print.
  • Create a PDF version of your web page.
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Create a PDF version of your web page.
Minus the gunk, 'tis often used and saves a lot of head banging
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Minus the gunk, 'tis often used and saves a lot of head banging
It also means the visitor can normally save a copy of the PDF if they don't want to print it or don't have a printer or the printer is out of paper or ink.

If it it just text perhaps serve up a plain TXT document and they can choose to print or save that.
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Default Re: Printing webpages created with WP

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Printing a web page so it looks like the on-screen page is almost always problematic.

The main problem is the wide variety of settings in the printer's configuration and/or control panel.

A second problem is how the particular web browser (and its various versions) "prints" the page.

There are two ways to "print" a web page that usually work well:
  • Make a copy of your page, and remove the nav bars, banners (replace with text logo), graphics, adverts, links, and all the other stuff other than what you want the visitor to be able to print.
  • Create a PDF version of your web page.
This is interesting. What is wrong with the "Css stylesheet for printing" approach which I thought was the "correct" way of doing this ?

Here's an extract from
http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-fr...ylesheet.shtml

"A print stylesheet formats a web page so when printed, it automatically prints in a user-friendly format. Print stylesheets have been around for a number of years and have been written about a lot. Yet so few websites implement them, meaning we're left with web pages that frustratingly don't properly print on to paper.

It's remarkable that so few websites use print stylesheets as:

- Print stylesheets enormously improve usability, especially for pages with a lot of content
- They're phenomenally quick and easy to set up

Some websites do offer a link to a print-friendly version of the page, but this of course needs to be set up and maintained. It also requires that users notice this link on the screen, and then use it ahead of the regular way they print pages (e.g. by selecting the print button at the top of the screen)."

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