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Q: HTML expert please: Re: Print properties in an HTML page ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: HTML expert please: Re: Print properties in an HTML page
Category: Computers
Asked by: chelseamom-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 24 Jul 2003 13:56 PDT
Expires: 23 Aug 2003 13:56 PDT
Question ID: 234767

We have a page, developed in Dreamweaver, that when printed, is cut
off on the right side. We do use an outside table (set at 100%)and an
inside table set at 90%. We have images (600 X 400) too. When loaded
into a browser, the page looks fine. When printed, however, the page
is cut off on the right side.

Is there anything we can do? Is there a way to add print properties to
your html page itself (controlling how it prints?).

Subject: Re: HTML expert please: Re: Print properties in an HTML page
Answered By: snapanswer-ga on 24 Jul 2003 21:11 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
My recommendation is to use a maximum width of 580 pixels to ensure
that pages print properly for the majority of users.  However, if that
is not an option, you can create a "Print Style Sheet" using CSS,
which should be compatible with standards-compliant web browsers
(however, it is not supported in older browsers which some of your
visitors may use).  A Print Style Sheet allows you to set a separate
format for printing that can differ from your style choices for the

The following link offers a page that you can print to see how various
widths appear on your printer:
Northwestern Michigan College, "Table Width Effects On Monitors &

The following articles describe how to create Print Style Sheets:
A List Apart, "Going to Print" by Eric Meyer, May 10, 2002., "Kissing Print Versions of Pages Goodbye" by Lachlan
Cannon, March 11, 2002.

Search Strategy:  
Look for information regarding CSS printer style sheets and optimal
table widths.

Search Terms:
css print

table widths for printing

I hope that you have found this information useful and easy to
understand.  If you have questions about the information provided,
please do not hesitate to post a clarification request prior to rating
this answer.
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