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printing browser pages

by MrH / March 18, 2005 2:10 AM PST

How do you print an entire browser page to A4 Paper when there is no printer friendly page option? When I do print a page some of the text on the right side of the page is missing
I'am currently running wxp with sp2 installed and a epson stylus color 760 printer also office 2000 pro.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

yours Mr H

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How I do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2005 2:50 AM PST
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I use OPEN OFFICE to copy such and paste into a document and print from there. Others will print in LANDSCAPE to get by.


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Long standing IE bug
by Yew / March 18, 2005 5:39 AM PST
In reply to: printing browser pages

The right side truncating bug has existed probably about as long as IE6 has been around, maybe longer. Microsoft obviously doesn't seem interested in fixing it.

So... The best solution, for a number of reasons, is to download and use a different browser, such as Mozilla Firefox. Not only does it not have a problem properly scaling pages to fit on a page, but you gain a good layer of insulation from spyware and other IE security risks.

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Most times
by TONI H / March 18, 2005 6:24 AM PST
In reply to: printing browser pages

You will only want to print the text you want and not the ads all over the page or the navigation bar on the left just scroll your most over the parts you want, and when it's all highlighted, click File, Print, and in the next window regarding the printer settings, put a dot in SELECTION instead of the default. That way it only prints what you highlighted.

If the page has FRAMES, you can choose to print only the frame you want after selecting it....and you will see that option as well since the printer detects the page has frames when they exist.


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Limited solution.
by Papa Echo / March 18, 2005 10:28 PM PST
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there is no printer friendly page option

What do you mean by that ? Go to File>Page setup, where you can have limited settings for page orientation, margins, etc..

With IE6, paper size can be selected (e.g. A4) but the size selection seems to be missing at Firefox.

For both IE and Firefox, the page can be scaled down to fit the page for printing at Print Preview.
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