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Printing web pages in XP - landscape only?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jelleym, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. jelleym

    jelleym Thread Starter

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    Do other XP users experience this?

    If I want to print a web page (IE6 browser) the only way it doesn't truncate text on the right is if I set it to landscape mode (vs. portrait).

    Crazy! :(
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Web pages are generally designed by the authors to be viewed on-screen, and not printed.

    Therefore the side will usually be truncated when printed, its not a fault of your system, its the way the pages are designed.

    Web pages that are printable often have a "printer friendly" version.

    If it prints well on portrait mode, it usually does not look as good on-screen.

    You will note that your screen aspect ratio is certainly not portrait mode, its closer to landscape mode. Therefore the outcome is predictable.
     
  3. LONGHAIR

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    Also along the same line as kiwiguy said,
    If you "copy" the text off of most pages and "paste" it into a simple program like notepad, it will be a long running line of sentences. The returns are created by your browser, making it look more like a paragraph.
    As far as the screen goes, What you see...is not always what you get :(
     
  4. jelleym

    jelleym Thread Starter

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    No, no, it isn't that. There's something wrong with my system because when I printed the attached VitaminShoppe shopping cart at the local library the page printed perfect.

    And they had WinXP + IE6 just like me.

    But on my computer (also WinXP IE6) it truncated as in the attached screenshot.

    What can I do?
     

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  5. LONGHAIR

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    It looks like you have your margins set too wide. Check the properties.
     
  6. jelleym

    jelleym Thread Starter

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    ??
    I right-clicked [display-properties]
    Then what?
    Please clarify step by step.
    Thanks.
     
  7. LONGHAIR

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    Not the display properties...........the print properties. Check the margins.
     
  8. jelleym

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    For future reference:

    Anyone who experiences this "truncation" problem in future, here's the solution - which someone elsewhere finally, finally, finally deigned to enlighten me - see, it hadn't occurred to him that I was ignorant of this simple fact.

    Within the browser toolbar up above, therein lies the solution:

    Click:
    File
    Page Setup
    Change Margins

    (same as you would in WordPad or Word)

    It's as simple as that - except I asked & asked both now & in the past & it never occurred to anyone that I was ignorant of this - reminiscent of a different occasion when it never occurred to anyone (even the seller) that the used laser printer I bought wasn't working for the simple fact that there wasn't toner inside! They even went so far as to speculate that I was ripped off... :rolleyes:

    By way of analogy:
    I hadn't noticed the toner amidst the camouflage of the packaging, so I'd thought it was already inside. Similarly, I can't know all there is to know amidst Windows/browsers' endless menu's, so it's as if desperately-needed info is "camouflaged" amidst all UN-needed static.
     
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