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Printing Official Document from a webpage

   
9:10 pm on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I want to produce an official printable document from a webpage design that i made. But i am wondering what kind of tech. i can use to do these i have tried using crytal report it publish the report on the webpage, and you know if i print from IE4 directly it will print the url address which defeats the purpose of an official document.
A sample code will be appreciated also along with the solution you provide for me. Thanks
12:34 am on Jul 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Welcome to the boards, reggy.

Printing is such a tricky area. With browser differences, printer driver differences, OS differences, etc, you just can't be sure that everyone who wants to print a web page will find the page code compatible with their setup.

I'd suggest doing what the IRS does for their oh-so-very official documents — create a PDF file for download nd printing. If the look of the page is important, you can place the important graphics from the web page in your PDF file and get the same look.

4:56 am on Jul 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'd use PDF too, but explaining how to print it using the Acrobat print icon instead of the print in the browser menu...or adding a print button to the form itself.
9:54 am on Jul 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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If it is _really_ official like a legal document, you may want to go offer a Word .doc file too.
7:37 am on Jul 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Guys for the reply, I also thought about the PDF format so i worte a Postscript file that takes the format of what was on the webpage but i dont know how to query a databse based on a parameter sumited from the page and include it on my postscript. I mean passing a string value into the postscript from the query resultset. I will appreciate a code example. Thanks once again guys.
7:04 am on Jul 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I raised a cry for help from the other moderators and it looks like we're striking out on this one.

Any one else out there with help on passing a string value into a postscript file?

 

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