[openbeos] Re: Newsletter

  • From: "Michael Phipps" <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 00:13:34 -0500

>well not so ... if it was laid out properly in HTML it would print fine.

That is not necessarily true. It is not at all hard to create HTML that will 
make a mess of your print job.
<pre>
111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
</pre> 
(I am sure that the mailer will insert carriage returns - there were intended 
to be none in the above)
This will make a disaster of any web page that you want to print. And while, 
yes, doing this is *dumb* what happened on the page was a great deal of code in 
<pre></pre> tags that made the page run extra wide.

>I use to grab a copy of your web page, cut out the junk and print that - i
>just got sick of doing it for every newsletter.

Hence the printer icon

>I'm printing with IE as that's what im using at work. I don't have a printer
>at home.

IE used to be the worst offender for printing. It may be better now.

>oh well ... maybe ill get around to reading it off the web ...
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Phipps" <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 11:02 AM
>Subject: [openbeos] Re: Newsletter
>
>
>> Looks OK to me. There may have been an issue with this last newsletter -
>the code was included in an HTML <pre> tag setup that caused the page to
>automagically be too big in many browsers. Printing from a browser has
>*always* sucked.
>>
>> In any case, I printed to preview and to PDF and they both looked fine. I
>don't actually have a printer that BeOS can use, but you should be OK now...
>>
>> >oh and it DOESN'T WORK EITHER ... it cuts off the right hand side when
>you
>> >print.
>> >
>> >




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