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Re: Printing out HTML pages, @#%*!
From Deb on 3 Feb '00
replying to Printing out HTML pages, @#%*! posted by Nicholas

>I'm struggling to make an HTML printable order form print out
>on a single sheet of paper, regardless of browser or printer.
>"Keep it short" is not the solution, because the order form
>must be big enough to be usable by the customer.

Been there done that!
>
>Does anyone have a theory/formula on how HTML prints out?
>(There doesn't seem to be any link between screen pixels
>and printer dpi.)

Not really sure about this one, but I seem to recall trying to effect
the same one page faxable form for conferencing, and the 'experts' at
the time said short of a PDF downloadable file format (and they offered
to create a 'click here' button for those folks without acrobat to be
able to download the program to get the file). I opted out of that
scenerio because I thought the extra step might put some 'less literate'
computer users off. So, we never did solve the dilema. This was a
number of years ago, so perhaps a solution has developed I'm unaware of.
I must say if it hasn't...there is one hot idea for some programer to
stake his claim to that would be worth it's weight in gold!

Anyway, that's the only 'fix' I'd come across and so continued to
receive 2 and even 3 page faxes of my one page form, depending on
the various font sizes people had their browers configured to.

Sorry I couldn't be more help...

Deb




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