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HTML Email won't print colored table cells?

Posted on 2006-11-07
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Hello all,

I have an HTML email that I send to some customers when an order is completed.  The email contains a table with some data in it.  The email looks perfect when viewed on screen, but when I print it out, none of the table cells are colored as I have them on the screen.  They all have white backgrounds when printed.

I've tried to Print my message in Yahoo and GMail, and the problems occurs in both.

Help.
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Question by:jrram
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Table backgrounds (as page backgrounds and other types of backgrounds) are almost never printed unless you explicitly state so while starting your print job. This therefor is a per-client problem rather than something you can fix using css I think.

-r-
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Since you're talking about GMail and Yahoo this will be a setting in your browser.  It's different in each browser, but there should be a checkbox for "Print background colors" you can turn on if you do want backgrounds to print.
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an image of the table as a workaround if you must have the background printed?
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Can someone tell me where to find this setting in Firefox?
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Under "Page Setup", the first tab (Format & Options) has the "Print Background (colors & images)" checkbox.
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That being on Windows.  On the Mac it's under the "Firefox" print options, which in itself is only one page.  On Linux... come to think of it I've never printed anything from Firefox on Linux.  I have no idea.  I'm gonna hope you're on Windows.  (-:
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Thank you Votey... i found it.  Now just looking for it in IE.
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Ok, I got it for IE.. thanks for all the help.
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