How many pixels when printing?

Posted on 2003-10-24
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09

If I want to print (landscape) in one page, how many pixels I have to set the table on the code?

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ID: 9614616
With 3/4 inch margins, and depending on your printer, your browser, your operating system, and the weather, about 910 pixels would be the maximum.

NOTE: This is only if "you" want to print. If someone else tries it, it's a whole new ballgame :-)

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ID: 9614644
okay, so what would be the best way to do this universially?

because this is a report, it is good to fit into a page.  thanks

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ID: 9614668
when i print them out, there is a lot of space on the right, why is that?
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ID: 9614697
>>okay, so what would be the best way to do this universially?
There is no way to do this universally, unless you're offering the reoprt as a pdf file.

>>when i print them out, there is a lot of space on the right, why is that?
Because every situation is different, and the code on your page will dictate how your printer "decides" to interpret html into printing language.

Monitors use pixels, and printers use points. You're never, ever going to get the two to communicate effectively and consistently. It's the nature of the beast.

So - if a good looking printed report is mandatory, you have to create a PDF from it, and then print that.

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ID: 9614702
Thank you...
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ID: 9614729
You're welcome, and good luck with your project. (I just wanted to save you hours of grief...)

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