Printing in Netscape

I have a drop-down list generated by a sql-query. It works but everytime I print that screen the item in the drop-drop list will revert back to the first row. For example:  my drop down consists of 5 items, say - a, b, c, d, and e. I select 'd', save it to the database and it appears as the selected one in the drop down, but when I select the print option on the browser, it will print out the drop-down list with 'a' being selected. Basically, I need it to print out what is on the screen. Any suggestions?
wills1300Asked:
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UnifexConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The way we got around this was to have the selected item at the top of the list also.

In the example above we would have set the output to work this way...

<option value=2 selected>2
<option value=1>1
<option value=2>2
<option value=3>3

It can make for untidy lists but longer lists are convienient if not changed regularly and they to print fine.

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Nathan Stanford SrSenior ProgrammerCommented:
Is the Print out for Training?

What I usally do is print screen.

When you print it reloads the code in a sense and prints so what you had selected will not show unless you make it in the code the default selected one or do a print screen.
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wills1300Author Commented:
I cannot do a 'print screen' because that would not capture the whole page. I did a simple test with:

<option value=1>1
<option value=2 selected>2
<option value=3>3

Displaying the page is correct. '2' will be the one display. But when I do a print preview in Netscape, the value '1' will be display. It prints correctly in IE. Suggestions?
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benyip020499Commented:
Sometimes, I can see a picture in the page with Nextscape but I can't print it out with Netscape. Then I use the print preview function, it shows just the same as the output of the printer. This is a NC problem.

To solve it, you should create a printer-friendly version.  Replace all the drop-down list with plain text.


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dapperryCommented:
You can tidy up Unifex's idea by actually changing the list selection order via javascript.  You remove the options of the select, and then programatically add them back in the new order.  Let me know if this would be alright, and I can dig out some code for you.

:) dapperry

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Nathan Stanford SrSenior ProgrammerCommented:
Who is the print out for?
What is the print out being printed for?

Answer questions like these so we can better help you.

If we know what the goal is we will not give you answers that will not help the problem.  Maybe I should say most of us won't.

Nathan Stanford
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UnifexCommented:
Wills1300?  You still with us?

Au.
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paulkdCommented:
FYI Wills1300, your formfields Print Previewed OK with my copy NC4.6.
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UnifexCommented:
I think Wills1300 dropped off the face of the planet.  How long do questions take to time out and drop of the site?
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wills1300Author Commented:
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wills1300Author Commented:
sorry for leaving everyone hanging. If I could split the points, I'd give everyone some, but since I can't. I have accepted Unifex "answer".

thanks all
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