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I have a very long page that contains a detailed accounting report. The page refuses to print.

When I print preview the page the page numbers keep increasing endlessly. I can see that the data actually finishes on page 29. I have read an article in the MSDN about this bug in IE 5.5 SP2 but I am using IE 6.0.2800 and so is my client. This doesn't appear to be a printer issue as I have tested on different brands and models.

Any ideas, anyone? I'm getting desperate.
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Are you printing to the default printer from within IE and does it contain Frames.  I've heard this problem on pages with frames; but thought that SP1 fixed that.  Have you tried within IE - File - Page Setup and Page Preview as well as reconfiguring the output first to see if this helps?  Are you printing when the first page is spooled?  More shortly.
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Have you tried alternatively to print to file (ascii) and/or perhaps to paste to Word or another Processor as a workaround if timing is urgent and no solution found?
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Clear spooler also or spooled files, if not already tried as well as Browser cache, history, etc.  What is your Operating System?  You're convinced it's not a printer/driver issue?
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Unable to Print PDF Files in Internet Explorer
When you try to print a Web page that consists of frames with a Portable Document Format (PDF) frame hosted inside one of them, the PDF frame is not printed. This behavior occurs even if you try to use the "As laid out on screen" or "All Frames Individually" feature.
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This behavior occurs because the Adobe Acrobat program is hosting the document and it provides PDF printing functionality.
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To work around this behavior, click the Print icon in the PDF window to print the PDF file.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q258915
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Without seeing th code, my guess is that there is invalid tagging in nested tables and the browser does not know it has hit the end.  Step one is to run the page through a validator at www.wc3.org and cleanup any errors it finds. Anytim eyou try to print HTML tables it is problematic, and any invalid tagging will just make it worse.  The code has to be perfect the yield anything near acceptable.


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by:jblangworthy
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Hi Guys

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Unfortunately, none of them worked out.

BUT I HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION!!

Spanning the entire length of my table was a column with a "rowspan" setting. Actually there were a couple of them. It seems the problem was occuring becuase this single cell stretched for more than two printed pages. Probably not the tidiest coding from me but it made the table a lot easier to view on-screen. I removed these rowspan settings and now the table prints fine.

Perhaps something for MS to look at next update?

Thanks again for your suggestions.

Jeremy
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