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printed size of web documents

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by tlfmd, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. tlfmd

    tlfmd Thread Starter

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    Other than dogging the print preview, and struggling with the size in any pertinent image editing software, has anyone found a reliable way to limit or control the size of a printed web document?
    to wit:
    I scanned an odd shaped document, 3x8" to email to myself at another site, and the printed form was big enough for two pages. What a waste.
    I print receipts regularly and they, 99% of the time have a "trailer" on a last page that has stuff like web site address or URL, a Secure Website emblem, or other, clearly unnecessary printing. My introduction to Windows word processing (WordPerfect) had, and I still use, a "makeitfit" command. Invoking such a command AUTOMATICALLY when printing from the web seems like a simple, brainless way to conserve paper...it'll give me a fractional font (e.g. 11.9 vs. a 12) and would prevent the idiotic tendency of a printed page to only have the leftward 80%, l which leaves off the important stuff like the prices...(you gotta print landscape to avoid this)
    And I thought a computer was to make life easier, boy was I ever misled)
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The problem is that web pages are usually coded to make them look good on screen, and that tends to make them "unfriendly" when printing.

    Web pages designed for printing do exist, and it works well in those (few) cases.

    Cutting and pasting into a word processor is sometimes the only workable solution.
     
  3. tlfmd

    tlfmd Thread Starter

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    You see, I was looking for an automated way to have the dumb computer fix the problem for me, instead of mucking around...
    It seems someone with a mind to programming could market a fixit program..
    shouldn't be too many lines..nor very expensive..
    I used to program, but not since the era of windows
     
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