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Arggg!

Is there anyway as an author to ensure that background images print for users? I imagine this answer is still no.

Any ideas for arguments to present to a client to defer from this technique in addition to the obvious waste of ink and paper (they don't care much about either of these)

I wish they liked my slick print layout Sad

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The answer is still "no",

The answer is still "no", and it is going to continue to be "no".

The web is about control for the user, not the designer. The sooner you give up the idea that you are, or can be, in control, the happier you'll be.

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You could use php or an

You could use php or an equivalent to write the page to a pdf on the fly...but that is not really necessary. Just let the user print as they wish.

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I'd say that the best way to

I'd say that the best way to convince someone that they don't want the print layout identical to the web layout is to tell them the reasons why, really, the don't.

#1 The uses of web and print-out are different. Printouts could be for reading on the bus, making notes on, handing out at a meeting, or taking down to the kitchen. So think about what content would and wouldn't be useful for that.

#2 If your images are really content, put them in an img tag. If they're only decoration, the user won't miss them.

#3 You can't click on paper. So you probably don't need to print the Google Ads, or your navigation bar. Fill up that space with lovely content, like your title.

If you really really have a good need for identical screen and web display, use .PDF. But, probably, you don't.

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ifohdesigns wrote:You could

ifohdesigns wrote:
You could use php or an equivalent to write the page to a pdf on the fly...but that is not really necessary. Just let the user print as they wish.

Any more info on this available online anywhere? I'm not much of a programmer. Laughing out loud

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mylamebrain

mylamebrain wrote:
ifohdesigns wrote:
You could use php or an equivalent to write the page to a pdf on the fly...but that is not really necessary. Just let the user print as they wish.

Any more info on this available online anywhere? I'm not much of a programmer. Laughing out loud

Tons, just do a Google search for "pdf on the fly php", that should point you in the right direction.

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hopefully i can find a

hopefully i can find a solution that will work on a windows server