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Hello,

I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?

Thanks,
Keith
Jul 20 '05 #1
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keith edward wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages.
And you don't want to break it up into more manageable, smaller pages?
It is currently in HTML (tables)... how do I format it so that is
will print the pages correctly?


If the markup you used is correct, then you can do no more; it is up the
ua to print (display, read, etc.) the document. Are you having trouble
printing it? If so, then, as is always the case with such questions, a
url would help.

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Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #2

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keith edward wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages.
And you don't want to break it up into more manageable, smaller pages?
It is currently in HTML (tables)... how do I format it so that is
will print the pages correctly?


If the markup you used is correct, then you can do no more; it is up the
ua to print (display, read, etc.) the document. Are you having trouble
printing it? If so, then, as is always the case with such questions, a
url would help.

--
Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #3

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Brian schrieb:
keith edward wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages.

And you don't want to break it up into more manageable, smaller pages?
It is currently in HTML (tables)... how do I format it so that is
will print the pages correctly?

If the markup you used is correct, then you can do no more; it is up the
ua to print (display, read, etc.) the document. Are you having trouble
printing it? If so, then, as is always the case with such questions, a
url would help.


I read about direct formatting of pages with @page.
Is it that what you need?

Werner

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Jul 20 '05 #4

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Brian schrieb:
keith edward wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages.

And you don't want to break it up into more manageable, smaller pages?
It is currently in HTML (tables)... how do I format it so that is
will print the pages correctly?

If the markup you used is correct, then you can do no more; it is up the
ua to print (display, read, etc.) the document. Are you having trouble
printing it? If so, then, as is always the case with such questions, a
url would help.


I read about direct formatting of pages with @page.
Is it that what you need?

Werner

--
-----------------------------------------------------------
Werner Partner * Tel +49 2366 886606 * Fax: 886608
mailto:ka****@sonoptikon.de * http://www.sonoptikon.de
hören Sie Klassik: http://www.drmk.ch/
Jul 20 '05 #5

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1) make a text-only version of the page; or
2) if you want formatting, generate PDF. Here are some useful links:
http://www.xml-dev.com/blog/index.php#101

In peace,
Saqib Ali
http://validate.sf.net

ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote in message news:<d2**************************@posting.google. com>...
Hello,

I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?

Thanks,
Keith

Jul 20 '05 #6

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1) make a text-only version of the page; or
2) if you want formatting, generate PDF. Here are some useful links:
http://www.xml-dev.com/blog/index.php#101

In peace,
Saqib Ali
http://validate.sf.net

ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote in message news:<d2**************************@posting.google. com>...
Hello,

I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?

Thanks,
Keith

Jul 20 '05 #7

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ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?


The first question is what "(tables)" means. I strongly suspect it means
using a layout table. The next question is what kind of a table it is.
There is huge variation in the damage that layout tables cause, on screen
and on printing - some variants are harmless, some are catastrophic.
And then we need to ask what problems you have experienced when trying to
just print the page on IE, for example.

Of course, _all_ of these questions would already have been answered, in
a way, if only you had included the URL. Normally, when asking for help
with a specific page, omitting the URL is about the worst mistake you can
make, unless we count the mistake of including a completely _wrong_ URL.

--
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html

Jul 20 '05 #8

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ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?


The first question is what "(tables)" means. I strongly suspect it means
using a layout table. The next question is what kind of a table it is.
There is huge variation in the damage that layout tables cause, on screen
and on printing - some variants are harmless, some are catastrophic.
And then we need to ask what problems you have experienced when trying to
just print the page on IE, for example.

Of course, _all_ of these questions would already have been answered, in
a way, if only you had included the URL. Normally, when asking for help
with a specific page, omitting the URL is about the worst mistake you can
make, unless we count the mistake of including a completely _wrong_ URL.

--
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html

Jul 20 '05 #9

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Thanks Everyone... I will try and post the html later... but
basically, yes, I want to take this long 30 page document and do
whatever is needed so that when the user goes to print, it will print
where I want the page breaks to be...

Keith

"Jukka K. Korpela" <jk******@cs.tut.fi> wrote in message news:<Xn*****************************@193.229.0.31 >...
ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?


The first question is what "(tables)" means. I strongly suspect it means
using a layout table. The next question is what kind of a table it is.
There is huge variation in the damage that layout tables cause, on screen
and on printing - some variants are harmless, some are catastrophic.
And then we need to ask what problems you have experienced when trying to
just print the page on IE, for example.

Of course, _all_ of these questions would already have been answered, in
a way, if only you had included the URL. Normally, when asking for help
with a specific page, omitting the URL is about the worst mistake you can
make, unless we count the mistake of including a completely _wrong_ URL.

Jul 20 '05 #10

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Thanks Everyone... I will try and post the html later... but
basically, yes, I want to take this long 30 page document and do
whatever is needed so that when the user goes to print, it will print
where I want the page breaks to be...

Keith

"Jukka K. Korpela" <jk******@cs.tut.fi> wrote in message news:<Xn*****************************@193.229.0.31 >...
ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote:
I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
(tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
correctly?


The first question is what "(tables)" means. I strongly suspect it means
using a layout table. The next question is what kind of a table it is.
There is huge variation in the damage that layout tables cause, on screen
and on printing - some variants are harmless, some are catastrophic.
And then we need to ask what problems you have experienced when trying to
just print the page on IE, for example.

Of course, _all_ of these questions would already have been answered, in
a way, if only you had included the URL. Normally, when asking for help
with a specific page, omitting the URL is about the worst mistake you can
make, unless we count the mistake of including a completely _wrong_ URL.

Jul 20 '05 #11

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How am I supposed to post my replies in a newsgroup?:
http://allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?How_to_post

keith edward wrote:
Thanks Everyone... I will try and post the html later...
Please don't. Instead, post a url to the html document.
I want to take this long 30 page document and do whatever is needed
so that when the user goes to print, it will print where I want the
page breaks to be...


You want css, in particular, css for print media.

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/media.html

But note that there is not very good support for pagination.

--
Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #12

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How am I supposed to post my replies in a newsgroup?:
http://allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?How_to_post

keith edward wrote:
Thanks Everyone... I will try and post the html later...
Please don't. Instead, post a url to the html document.
I want to take this long 30 page document and do whatever is needed
so that when the user goes to print, it will print where I want the
page breaks to be...


You want css, in particular, css for print media.

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/media.html

But note that there is not very good support for pagination.

--
Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #13

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I've had good luck in printing by putting this wherever I want a new
page:

<br style="page-break-before:always;">

There's also a similar statement:

<br style="page-break-after:always;">

So you might want to check these out.

-- Tom


On 13 Apr 2004 16:54:23 -0700, ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward)
wrote:
Thanks Everyone... I will try and post the html later... but
basically, yes, I want to take this long 30 page document and do
whatever is needed so that when the user goes to print, it will print
where I want the page breaks to be...

Keith

"Jukka K. Korpela" <jk******@cs.tut.fi> wrote in message news:<Xn*****************************@193.229.0.31 >...
ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote:
> I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
> (tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
> correctly?


The first question is what "(tables)" means. I strongly suspect it means
using a layout table. The next question is what kind of a table it is.
There is huge variation in the damage that layout tables cause, on screen
and on printing - some variants are harmless, some are catastrophic.
And then we need to ask what problems you have experienced when trying to
just print the page on IE, for example.

Of course, _all_ of these questions would already have been answered, in
a way, if only you had included the URL. Normally, when asking for help
with a specific page, omitting the URL is about the worst mistake you can
make, unless we count the mistake of including a completely _wrong_ URL.


Jul 20 '05 #14

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I've had good luck in printing by putting this wherever I want a new
page:

<br style="page-break-before:always;">

There's also a similar statement:

<br style="page-break-after:always;">

So you might want to check these out.

-- Tom


On 13 Apr 2004 16:54:23 -0700, ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward)
wrote:
Thanks Everyone... I will try and post the html later... but
basically, yes, I want to take this long 30 page document and do
whatever is needed so that when the user goes to print, it will print
where I want the page breaks to be...

Keith

"Jukka K. Korpela" <jk******@cs.tut.fi> wrote in message news:<Xn*****************************@193.229.0.31 >...
ke********@yahoo.com (keith edward) wrote:
> I have a long web document... about 30 pages. It is currently in HTML
> (tables)... how do I format it so that is will print the pages
> correctly?


The first question is what "(tables)" means. I strongly suspect it means
using a layout table. The next question is what kind of a table it is.
There is huge variation in the damage that layout tables cause, on screen
and on printing - some variants are harmless, some are catastrophic.
And then we need to ask what problems you have experienced when trying to
just print the page on IE, for example.

Of course, _all_ of these questions would already have been answered, in
a way, if only you had included the URL. Normally, when asking for help
with a specific page, omitting the URL is about the worst mistake you can
make, unless we count the mistake of including a completely _wrong_ URL.


Jul 20 '05 #15

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