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Python Printing

Posted on 2001-08-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I would like to print HTML pages on a printer.but the problem is that it should be printed as A4 size pages and if the content exceeds A4 size it should be moved to next page.Since I am using python kindly help me out on this
Question by:sivaramancbe
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CJ_S earned 50 total points
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An HTML page will print how it prints. You cannot adjust the clients browser to have them print the way you want.

I might misunderstand the question. What exactly is it that you are trying to do. Is there a browser involved, how do you get to the pages, where and how does python step in etc. etc.


Author Comment

ID: 6347759
Hi Cj,
This works on IE and a http server has been created using python to stream the data as HTML.
The only thing now I require is can i organize the data using some code and print it according to A4 size
With Regards
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On the client I assume? No, you cannot access the client browsers settings. Javascript and VBScript are the only scripting languages with which you can reach the client. However, both have been designed with security in mind. meaning that you cannot set or access any specific settings of the client. That includes the way their print settings are set.

I'm sorry, but you cannot do this. There have been umpteenth similar questions with only negative answers related to these printing issues.

There is only one thing you can do which can affect the browsers print-settings...and that is by using style sheets to tell the browser how to print a page.

<style type='text/css'>
P { page-break-before: always; }

If you add that to the HTML page a page break will ALWAYS be set when you use the P-tag (<P> ... </p>)

there is also a page-break-after. Experiment some with it. it is IE only, and the ONLY way you can tell the browser how to print certain ways. Printer settings themselves cannot be changed!

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