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BROWSER PRINT

I need to know how to enable a visitor to a page on my site, to print off the particular frame that the print button is in..  is this possible?  I.e. they have visted a page, it has some information in a particular frame that will be designed as "printer friendly", and they can just press a button and it prints that page off...
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euphoni
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knightEknightCommented:
Generally speaking, in the frame that is to be printed, do this:

<FORM>
<INPUT type='button' name='cmdPrint' value='Print' onClick='self.print();'>
</form>
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knightEknightCommented:
The above should work as is in Netscape and IE5.
For IE4, you will have to include the print.js file.  See this site:
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/script/DHTMLPRINT.asp 

and download this file:

  http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/script/print.js 

Once you include print.js, a print button can be done for both NS and IE like this:

  <INPUT type='button' name='cmdPrint' value='Print' onClick='self.print()'>

For more examples see:
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/script/samp1.htm 
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/script/samp2.htm 
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/script/samp3.htm 
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knightEknightCommented:
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Also, if you want to put the print button in a different frame than the one to be printed, do this:

<FORM>
<INPUT type='button' name='cmdPrint' value='Print' onClick='top.NameOfTheFrameToBePrinted.print();'>
</form>
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