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    Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    When I go to File and click on Print Preview, FireFox previews one page, when their are more than one. I switch to Internet Explorer 6 and using it's Print Preview, all pages are shown.

    Can this be fixed or is it just the way FireFox is built?
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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    My Firefox (1.0) displays this at the top of the Print Preview Page. Simply click on the arrows to display the various pages.
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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    I've noticed that sometimes it does not preview frames the way you intend to print them. For example, if you click in one frame, it usually will preview that frame even if you then choose Print and bubble "as laid out on screen." You may be seeing the opposite, which case you should click in the frame you want to print before previewing. Also, my scroll wheel works best when I keep it to the right of the page image; if the pointer is over the page, the wheel seems to "stall" when it gets to the break between page images.

    P.S. It's great that you can change the "zoom %" and landscape/portrait orientation so easily in preview.

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    Print Preview is one area where there are some bugs that need to be rectified, these include:

    With some web pages print preview only shows 1 page - example page with this problem
    The scroll wheel stops responding in print preview
    DO NOT refresh the page (pressing F5 or Ctrl+R) whilst in print preview mode - If you want to try this make sure you have no important work on other tabs.

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    Have not run across this before Tony, but that page certainly demonstrates the problem. Have you by chance submitted a bug report on this?
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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    I think this must be why they have a "printable version" link. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> The hard part to figure out is, how did they make the other layout "unprintable"?

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    My experience, through the PR version and now 1.0, is that there continue to be problems with printing, period. I don't know if that's printer-dependent or webpage dependent, in part.
    I used to get some pages cut off right through the line, with the bottom of the line appearing on the next page. I can't get "print selection" to print reliably. I reported one bug at least,
    but I've pretty well given up, and am copying to the word processor, or going to IE, often. It's very disappointing. Clearly, the programming of this aspect is deficient.
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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    There have been bug reports submitted for all of these problems.

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    Pages that make a lot of use of <div> tags and css positioning appear to have the 1 page print preview problem. Others have reported the problem when pages make use of overflow:auto,overflow:hidden and overflow:scroll on body of html.

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    Although a generic "print formatting" extension would be fantastic, a way to simply shut off the CSS might suffice in a pinch. In 0.9.3 I recall visiting a number of sites that generated a pop-up style sheet switcher on the status bar. I believe one of the options always was "default" meaning unstyled. Not the nicest presentation, but a good backup to have. If only we could do that for all sites...

    Addendum: View>Page Style>No style does this for monitors, but doesn't seem to have any effect on print preview.

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    So does mine. My problem is that when you select a page to print, for example you want to print pages 2 thru 4 (according to print preview), those are not the pages that print. This and other small annoyances while printing.
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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    If you don't mind my asking (& even if you do), where in the name of all that's Holy, do you see Printable Version? It's not an extension is it?
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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    The "Printable version" link was on the page that I used as an example of the print preview problem in <post#=427246>post 427246</post#>

    It is not an option of Firefox or an extension. That page was created by somebody who uses Firefox and he created a printable version of the page due to the problems with print preview.

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    Re: Print Preview (Mozilla Firefox v 1.0)

    Now I understand, I was under the impression that their was a heading on pages that declared it to be a printable version. I've seen that many times on other programs pages.

    Thanks for the git back.
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