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    Been a while since my last dumb question...

    Occassionaly I find a useful wedpage with instructions and want to print it so I can take it to the reading room (the smallest room) but when I print it cuts off half the page.
    I know there is a fix for this but for the life of me I cant remember it...

    Anyone know?
    Printing on a epson e65 - r210 HPColour3700 and a konica 7020 and does same thing.

    Is there a setting Im sposed to change so it fits it all on one page?

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    Re: Printing webpages

    Gday Sullo,
    which print button are you using, the one above the topic thread or the one in the browser page?

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    Re: Printing webpages

    Gday Sullo,

    An alternative I use a lot is to "print" to a PDF Printer Driver and create a PDF Document. This allows you play around with more setup options for when you want to print for real. This is the one I use and works like a charm :),

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    Sullo mate,

    If I want to print off a webpage, ordinarily I dont use any of the print option icons at top of the screen. Just have your cursor on the page, right click your mouse, & youll see easy webprint preview & easy webprint print - left click the rodent on it & voila! Automatically resizes into a printable doc. & fits onto A4 ...

    Hope this helps ;)

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    What browser are you using Tony? I dont get this option in Firefox/Swiftfox.... :-?

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    Re: Printing webpages

    Hey Mal - Netscape Navigator.

    This link gives access to the latest version:

    http://browser.netscape.com/

    Cheers,
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    Re: Printing webpages

    thanks thanks and thanks

    mal the pdf one still cuts off half the page good proggy thou thanks

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    I print via a Canon, & from what I recall when setting it all up, it came with an easy web print program to install.

    Dunno about the Epson or Konica though Sullo ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1194669820/0#6 date=1194676511
    thanks thanks and thanks

    mal the pdf one still cuts off half the page good proggy thou thanks
    Hmmm,

    Sounds like your printer config is a bit scewy mate. Has this ever happened before or is this the first time youve tried printing direct from your browser? I know with the Firefox/Swiftfox browsers you need to make sure you select the "Print all pages" option before you hit the Print Button otherwise it will truncate the bottom of the page every time,

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    Now Im a tad confused - the printer config, or browser, as the prob? :-?

    Sullo when you right click the mouse, what happens on screen?

    If nothing, then mate I reckon you might need to download a bit of an updated program that allows web-configured printing - that is, one thats compatable with your printer set-up.

    Could be a synapse prob with computer not knowing printer intimate enough ...

    ? Tony


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    Im using Int Exp, using this webpage as an example if I right click hit print even after downloading updated drivers etc rebooting etc It shows a advanced setup like most printers have, in print preview it still cuts off the right hand column.
    On this site it cuts it off about where it says "quote" and I miss about an inch on the right hand side??
    Happens with all printers? I dont see any options for "web print" ?

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    Re: Printing webpages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1194669820/0#8 date=1194682362
    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1194669820/0#6 date=1194676511
    thanks thanks and thanks

    mal the pdf one still cuts off half the page good proggy thou thanks
    Hmmm,

    Sounds like your printer config is a bit scewy mate. Has this ever happened before or is this the first time youve tried printing direct from your browser? I know with the Firefox/Swiftfox browsers you need to make sure you select the "Print all pages" option before you hit the Print Button otherwise it will truncate the bottom of the page every time,

    Mal.
    Happens allthe time Mal, usually I just cut and paste into a word doco that way I can omit things I dont need and only keep what I want to refer to.
    Just be gtood to be able to print something out and not have to modify something, and yes, I said I dont want to modify something!


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    Might have to wait until Andy or one of the other IT guys/gals catches up with this thread to offer some real professional advice mate..... :-? As a matter of interest, have you tried using Firefox? Might be worth trying out if for no other reason than to isolate it to the Browser or the system. In my view, Firefox kills IE in just about every respect but if you dont like it well, you can always go back to IE.

    Cheers Sullo,
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    Re: Printing webpages

    Everytime I start Firefox it tells me it closed unexpectedly and do I want to restore the last session. Gimme IE! It never gives me any problems.

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    Re: Printing webpages

    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1194669820/0#0 date=1194669820
    Been a while since my last dumb question...

    Occassionaly I find a useful wedpage with instructions and want to print it so I can take it to the reading room (the smallest room) but when I print it cuts off half the page.
    I know there is a fix for this but for the life of me I cant remember it...

    Anyone know?
    Printing on a epson e65 - r210 HPColour3700 and a konica 7020 and does same thing.

    Is there a setting Im sposed to change so it fits it all on one page?

    Sullos

    "sporting a new drug induced(legal) dumb look*
    I set the page to landscape.


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    I try that too (landscape) but end up with a lot of pages, surely microcrap wouldnt want us to waste paperlol

    Got it to work in firefox but had to shrink it?

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    Re: Printing webpages

    Check the printer set up for A4 and not US Letter. I had this problem once and that was the issue at the time. iIuse a HP1315 3 in one *printer (Best printer I have ever owned).

    I also do not print from the web page, I actually use file>print>print preview (to check)>print.

    I have a Mac so some of this may not be relevant, but on OGs PC, there is also an option to wrap pages (I think it is called) so it doesnt cut pages off.

    I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover link=1194669820/0#13 date=1194724979
    Everytime I start Firefox it tells me it closed unexpectedly and do I want to restore the last session. Gimme IE! It never gives me any problems.
    Never ever had/have any problems of any kind using Firefox/Thunderbird, always works as one expects plus has the added facility of full control over functionality, including very simple to use plugins. I dread ever using IE in any of its guises including the latest IE7 revisions.... just too clunky and a paucity of user configuration options :-?. Anyway, doesnt really matter all that much anymore as Linux has been my preferred o/s now for several months and Im very happy with it.... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1194669820/15#15 date=1194736107
    Got it to work in firefox but had to shrink it?
    Maybe Im misconstruing what it is that you are trying to achieve Sullo but if you want to cram as many pages as possible onto a single A4 page, I cant see any way around shrinking the pages down to fit :-?..... Or, am I missing something?

    Mal.

    P.S.:
    As per the attached PDF file, you can dictate how many pages per A4 sheet you want printed using one of several utilities that are around when printing to PDF format.... 2 per page in this case.


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    umm just to print the frame Im in not the whole page, for some reason it want s to print the whole page..
    Ill keep playing with it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1194669820/15#19 date=1194773565
    umm just to print the frame Im in not the whole page, for some reason it want s to print the whole page..
    Ill keep playing with it..
    Hmmm,

    That will only work if the web page(s) you want to print are made up of frames.... not all are these days. I dont usually strike problems when trying to print individual frames as the print options pick-up when frames exist and asks you to select the whole page or the frame to print.

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    I just tried printing this thread with my IE6.
    It too cut off to the right at about the quote button just like Sullos.
    But the text was justified to fit the page and I was only missing part of the last letter of the right hand side words.

    So I Selected File then Page Setup and changed the left and right margins from 16mm to 14mm.

    Problem solved.

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    You could try "Jeffs really really unnecessarily complicated workaround for a really really simple problem" and do the following:

    1> Get the webpage you want on the screen.

    2> shift + print screen.

    3> paste into a Word document.

    4> resize the inserted pic so it fills the page.

    5> print.


    When my mother started using computers and email at the age of 70, she would type an email into Word, print it out, scan the page using the crappy Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that came with the scanner, correct the spelling mistakes and then use the "send as email" option from the file menu.

    BTW Im adopted so its not genetic.

    :o :o :o

    (should this go in the humour thread?) ::)

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    I must have some wonderful vibe happening between my PC & Canon, cause I just right clicked the mousy, selected easy web-page print, right-clicked - & the result encapsulated the totality of the page Im currently reading, with no marginal losses.

    Being a Luddite at heart, I wont profer any techy suggestions ... suffice to say though, Sullo, like a compatable HX to grinder, is your printer reading the right message youre sending from your PC?

    Firefox doesnt have an easy web-print function like Netscape does, but I reckon regardless of browser type, the configs of your printer probably determine:

    1) what you can print;
    2) & what the printed copy can replicate from a web page.

    My gut says your PC & printer need a bit of configuring ...

    Hope you get it all sorted mate!
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1194669820/15#21 date=1194774250
    I just tried printing this thread with my IE6.
    It too cut off to the right at about the quote button just like Sullos.
    But the text was justified to fit the page and I was only missing part of the last letter of the right hand side words.

    So I Selected File then Page Setup and changed the left and right margins from 16mm to 14mm.

    Problem solved.
    Margins!!!!
    Knew it was something simple :D Which I completely overlooked.
    Problem solved, thanks Thundergod

    Jeff are you still doing emails like that? I was wondering why you had so many spelling mistakes in your emails :D

    Thanks everyone!
    Another problem solved by the collective minds of Coffeesnobs!

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    Gives new meaning to a margin of error! ;)

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    Doh! ::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1194669820/15#24 date=1194787775
    Another problem solved by the collective minds of Coffeesnobs!
    I think Ill take all the credit for this one.
    Like you said Sullo, "something simple".
    I used to do computer support at a help desk about 10 years ago.
    I specialised in printer problems.
    Always start with the basics when looking for the answer.

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    Ill give credit where credit is due and its due thanks again.
    Changed the margins in all printer setups, pain when its 6 printers attached to my lil network.
    A cornflake problem - simple things :)
    or what we used to call an ID/Ten/T error
    Dont know what that is? say it aloud and write it down as its heard...
    Be interesting to see who understands that :D

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    I get it, but remember I have a help desk background. ;)

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    Re: Printing webpages

    we used to call those PEBCAKs (Problem exists between...)

    For the times when this really doesnt fix something, try calling the company involved and asking them to use a print stylesheet. Ive done an example problem page at http://testdomain.identity.net.au/ which shows that no matter how you set your printer, some pages just werent made to print (especially in IE, where the printer driver doesnt render CSS properly). You can check if it has one by going to View Source, hunting out the <head></head> tags and looking for @import or link="" blah then type="text/css" media="print". Most web developers are lazy and do screen styles only - these often dont translate well to print. Ive disabled them in this site for your benefit - enjoy!



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