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    IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    Does anyone know how to change the default formatting of the Header and Footer font and font size that by default use a font point size that is way too high?
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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    FRB, does this inquiry apply to Internet Explorer? It seems like it may a word-oriented question...

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    Kel, thank you for asking. Indeed this applies to IE (all versions). When you print a web page IE places header and footer on each page but I cannot find a way to modify the default font and the font size (which is by default way too large to my taste). I am very familiar with footers and headers for Word or Excel but can't figure this IE problem.

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    Maybe here:
    HOWTO: Change Print Settings for Internet Explorer and WebBrowser Control Programmatically

    But, that seems to end at IE5... don't know if it covers IE6 as well.

    Then, this may tell you how to remove the Headers and Footers completely:
    Printing HTML Files Without Header/Footer Lines Using Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Although it is over my head.

    Then, here is even more information:
    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.uwec.edu/help/Internet/headfoot-ie5.htm">Controlling Header and Footer
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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    I think the short answer is "no, you can't control the font for header and footer." It's the same with some of the Outlook print options (memo style comes to mind). You can only control some content and layout (margin), the rest seems to be handled internally. And I agree that the default font is way too big, especially since the URL is in there by default.

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    I would have to argue YES. Here is a different font.
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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    When I said "no," I was thinking strictly in terms of the header/footer font. But since many pages have their own stylesheets, your method would work at least some of the time. Thanks for the explanation.

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    Hmmmm... That brings up a good idea. Perhaps one could use a user-defined style sheet for the text on the page, and then set the IEFontSize to be a small as possible?? Don't know....

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    I hope I'm not interrupting your conversation, but I'm having a problem with Header/Footers appearing at the top of every web page.

    I'm using IE 6.0.2800.1106 and I can't fingure out why they suddenly appeared.

    Do you know how to get rid of them or should I make a seperate post for this problem?

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    These are very good references and I will check into them.
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    This is the problem. IE uses the "Web Page Font" as the default font in the Headers and Footers. This can be set under Tools | Interent Options... | General tab | Fonts. For the above image, I simply changed the Web Page Font to "Stone Temple".

    This is stored in your registry as a String value here (at least with US-English):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerInternationalScripts3
    IEPropFontName=

    You can control the size of this font by this Binary Value:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerInternationalScripts3
    IEFontSize=

    And it appears that Outlook MAY have a separate method of controlling IE Font Size here:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice8.0Outlook OptionsMSHTMLInternationalScripts3
    IEFontSize=

    (NOTE: That is for Office "8" -- which is Office97, I believe...)

    The legal values for IEFontSize are 00, 01,02,03, and 04 with 00 being the smallest, 04 the largest and 02 being the default medium font. However, it does not appear that editing the registry is necessary. The IEFontSize values are easily controlled via the "View | Text Size" menu. If you select "Smallest", the IEFontSize value is changed to "00". If you select "Largest", it becomes "04". You can also change this via the IE Toolbar's "Size" drop-down button, or by holding the Ctrl button and moving the mouse wheel.

    OF COURSE, if you change these settings, the font in IE will ALSO change. So even thought you can decrease the font size of the Header and Footer, it appears the font for the entire page will change proportionally. So, I am not sure that buys you a whole lot...

    Additionally, I am not sure that changing the IEFontSize effects the PRINTING anyway -- it may just effect the screen display. <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    I just wish I had found a way to separate out the Header/Footer Font from the rest of IE. Maybe it can be done with Style Sheets, but otherwise it does not appear to be possible. At least not easily.

    I found this less-than-encouraging statements:

    "Why is the printed text so small / Why is the printed text so large?
    If you're having this problem with Internet Explorer, you're out of luck; IE does not provide any way to change the printed size of the font, and increasing its size in the display does not necessarily increase its size in the printed version."

    However, if you save the page locally as an HTML file, you can manipulate the HTML to modify the size of the fonts. Perhaps you can then use something like FrontPage to control the Header/Footer sizes?? Again, I am grasping for straws...

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    Thank you for your continued effort in attempting to find a solution to this annoying problem. How do we go about suggesting a fix to the right people at Microsoft. It is inconceivable that they left this out and we must get them to address the problem and give an easy solution that everyone can use without being a programmer.

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    Re: IE Printing of Header/Footer (6.0.2800.1006 xpsp1.020828-1920)

    From you IE File Menu, select Page Setup and in the "Headers and Footers" section (in the middle), simply delete the values for Header and for Footer. You will print without them. See rmrucker's <post#=187623>post 187623</post#> which has excellent references.

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