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Animation Printing Problems

of a flash animation embedded in html

     
3:06 am on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone ever had a problem printing a flash animation that is embedded into an html page? I am just trying to print the entire html page with the flash animation within it. Half of the animation box prints out with colors that are completely wrong and with many vertical lines of disturbance.

Is this a common problem with any of you, or is it just problems with my printer? printer settings? drivers? explorer settings?

I am trying to print on an HP laser color printer, and am printing through IE5.5. I tried printing many different sites with flash animations, all printing out with the same bad quality.

Also, is there any way of specifying, in HTML, whether to print the flash animation or not?

Thanks, in advance.

1:22 pm on July 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Quite common here. I'm not much of a printout person, but I run into it with all three major browsers. I don't think there is anyway you can see "not to print" an embedded flash.
8:38 pm on July 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Are you just trying to print out a single frame in the animation?
11:14 pm on July 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That's too bad. What about telling the flash animation to pause on a single frame, if someone tries to print the page it is on?

The website owner wants a flash advertisement at the top of the page, but also wants the page to print well. Hmm..

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<rant>My boss always wants to view the pages as printouts due to the fact he is an idiot.

If I get one more "move this closer" or "why's this gap here" he is in trouble. Most browsers seem to be pretty poor at printing anything remotely complex on a web page.</rant>

Anyway, Opera has some good options for printing, including resize backgrounds etc. Also printing to pdf has been pretty useful. Use the print to image facility for flash. Having said that it is still a bit tricky to get things just as you might want.

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Most of the time if its just a flash banner, you can right-click, and pause it. Or you can uninstall your flash player, then go to the page, and probably wont have too mnay problems.

Maybe i misunderstood the question here.. did you want to print a frame of the flash animation?