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Is it possible to invoke print preview with javascript?

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I know it's possible to invoke the print dialog on IE 6 and Moz 6 with window.print().  Is it possible to invoke the "print preview" feature?  I tried window.printPreview(), but it didn't work...
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by:rajeev1972
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In my opinion its not possible...
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a.marsh earned 50 total points
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Came across this:

<html>
<head>
<title>Print Preview</title>
<script>
function printpr()
{
var OLECMDID = 7;
/* OLECMDID values:
* 6 - print
* 7 - print preview
* 1 - open window
* 4 - Save As
*/
var PROMPT = 1; // 2 DONTPROMPTUSER
var WebBrowser = '<OBJECT ID="WebBrowser1" WIDTH=0 HEIGHT=0 CLASSID="CLSID:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2"></OBJECT>';
document.body.insertAdjacentHTML('beforeEnd', WebBrowser);
WebBrowser1.ExecWB(OLECMDID, PROMPT);
WebBrowser1.outerHTML = "";
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<input type='button' value="Print Preview" onclick="printpr();">
</form>
</body>
</html>


Got it from:

http://www.jguru.com/faq/view.jsp?EID=490852

Give it a try and let us know how you get on. :o)

Ant
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by:mraible
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Even though this is an IE-only feature - I like it - go with the market share eh ;)

Related to this, how is it possible to print just a frame or iframe.  window.frames.iframeName.print() doesn't seem to work.

Thanks,

Matt
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by:a.marsh
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Try using:

parent.frameName.print()


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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:

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Finalized as proposed

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