Print a cover page.

Posted on 2005-03-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Can I  set up my webpage to print out a "cover page" when someone uses the browser print function?
I don't want the user to see this page, just add it to the "spooler" or whatever, when the document is sent to the printer.

Can this be done?

Question by:cdfllc
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bruno earned 1000 total points
ID: 13666592
Yes, using CSS you can do this.

You'll need to use a print stylesheet (see "Print Different" at meyerweb for instruction on this part: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/articles/webrev/200001.html )

simply at the top of your HTML code do this:

<div class="printonly">
This is the text you want to print, but don't want on the screen

in your normal stylesheet, you set that class to not display...

.printonly {
    display: none;

in your print stylesheet, you set it to display:

.printonly {
    display: block;

let me know if you have questions...

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ID: 13666649
pssst Bruno... page-break-after:always for the cover page?


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ID: 13666709
oh, i guess if it's to be a true page on it's own, sure.  :-)


*ahem* if you want it to be a page on it's own, add page-break-after:always to the CSS...

.printonly {
    display: block;
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ID: 13673537
glad i could help!

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