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Re: Re: Re: formatting web pages for a printer

by Hero Zzyzzx (Curate)
on Aug 27, 2002 at 15:46 UTC ( #193199=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Hmm. I haven't run into that issue yet mainly because I think fixed tables suck and should be avoided whenever possible. I assume that this wide table was a fixed width table?

One other tip- I create an HTMLdoc specific template that I then use as the "base" page for pdf conversion- this allows you to ixnay the frivolous (sp?) graphics, leaving only the good stuff. This is a trivial operation if you have everything in a templatting system.

HTMLdoc has an enormous amount of configuration options, I'd be surprised if you weren't able to tweak it to fix your problem on a system-wide basis.

-Any sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from doubletalk.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: formatting web pages for a printer
by markjugg (Curate) on Aug 27, 2002 at 18:33 UTC
    I found that htmldoc does document this, and appears to have a fix-- I can set this option higher:
    --browserwidth
    The default browser width is 680 pixels which corresponds roughly to a 96 DPI display. Please note that your images and table sizes are equal to or smaller than the browser width, or your output will overlap or truncate in places.
    update: I found out the current version, 1.8.20, doesn't support printing html that appears inside of form related tags, such as input and textarea

    -mark

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