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    page display problem (2003)

    I have just designed my first intranet site. We are all using IE 6.0 and running windows xp. The problem I am having, is that I have a couple users that are using large fonts and the 800x600 resolution. As a result, one of my web pages is wrapping and not displaying correctly. What do I need to do so the page will display correctly on these computers? Another question I have is we have links to open pdf files on the website. Is there a way to change the view to full screen when viewing these files and then resetting it back to the default size when the window is closed?

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    Re: page display problem (2003)

    You, as a designer, don't have any control over what screen resolution your viewers use. Since may users still use the 800 X 600 resolution, I try (as much as possible) to use a page size of 760 pixels in width. This will enable anyone using 800 X 600 to view the complete width of the page without having to scroll horizontally. If I use a page size larger than this, I will include a comment on the index page that "this site is best viewed using a screen resolution of at least 1024 X 768. When designing your pages, you can also "preview in browser" and (at least in FP2003) select the screen resolution. This will give you an idea of what your page will look like at different resolutions.

    As for opening a particular page (pdf in this case) to full screen if the user has opened their browser as a normal window, I know of no way to force this.
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    Re: page display problem (2003)

    Users have some control over the font sizes. For example, IE's View>Text Size feature (or the Ctrl+ScrollMouseWheel equivalent) lets users adjust "relative sizes" -- like small, medium, etc., or "+1" and "-1" or, in CSS, 1.0em, 0.8em, and so forth -- but not sizes set in points. For users who want to overcome this, they have to use Tools>Internet Options, General tab, Accessibility... and check the "ignore" boxes for font sizes.

    You may have seen web sites that have a little "font changer" feature that can look like this: "A A <big>A</big>". I've been thinking about building one of these for one of my little unpaid, spare time projects, but haven't found a really easy way to do it. And now that I personally use Firefox most of the time, I can adjust anything I like. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    By the way, with respect to wrapping, I created some intranet reports that I wanted to print as good as they look on screen, so I used print preview a lot to try to make sure that I wasn't deluding myself about what could fit in each table cell. I think this was helpful in making sure that the page will work on narrower displays... no one has complained so far. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: page display problem (2003)

    I would avoid setting my content inside a table. If a table is necessary - size it using percentages. (Of course, if you are using the table for placement of images, you'll have to work around your image sizes).
    The default size of the pdf - is actually set by acrobat when the pdf file is saved. (if I interpret your question correctly.)
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    Re: page display problem (2003)

    > Is there a way to change the view to full screen...

    When you launch a window, you can use JavaScript to resize it. There also is "full screen mode" (F11), but changes in IE6 for Windows XP SP2, and the default behavior of Firefox mean that you really cannot script a true full screen window any more. So matching it to the screen size is about the best you could do, assuming the user permits it: using a script-link rather than a regular PDF link increases the risk that a pop-up blocker will kick in.

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