Align vs Float IE Print

Hi all, something strange here. I know that most people use IE so I'm hoping to get this issue sorted.

I have re-written my complete site so to be complete CSS and have come across yet another problem with IE 6.

THe site is written to comply with <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

And it passes so I'm very pleased.

The problem is that if I have an image float left, and <p>CONTENT</p> to the right, and try to print the page in IE6 the <p>CONTENT</p> drops below the floated image.  If I use align left, all works fine but then I am not complying with the rules of xhtml strict so the page fails.

I've also noticed that I seem to have no problem with <h1> and <h2>.

Now the question is, am I doing something wrong or is this yet another bug up the bum of IE?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

AJ  
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Göran AnderssonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes, I know. It looks the same in IE7.

Upon examining your code closer, I see that you don't float the elements to the right, your are using an incorrect value for display:

display: right;

This has no effect what so ever (other than preventing the css from being valid). You should validate the css anyway, there are some more mistakes in there...

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

I don't know exactly why, but when IE does the layout for the print, it thinks that there is not enough room for your text. If you make the image smaller (I think it's too big in the printout anyway), it works just fine.

Add this to the #MainContent img.MainImageTL style in the print css:

width: 400px;
height: 220px;
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jezellaAuthor Commented:
Perhaps a bit of my code would help.

<div id = "MainContent">
<img src = "/site-images/home-page/welcome-page-header.jpg"
alt = "Ashley Wedding Cars where Quality Still Matters"
width = "477"
height = "295"
class = "MainImageTL"/>

<h1 id="H1AlignR" class="InitialHeading">Wedding Cars for Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Bucks, Kent, Middlesex
                                    and the London Boroughs.</h1>

<h2 id="H2AlignR">Specialists in Wedding Transport</h2>
                                    
                                    
<p class = "FirstPara">
            <img src = "site-images/fonts/a.jpg"
                         width = "56"
                                           height = "45"
                                           alt = ""
                                           class = "CapitalImage"/><span class = "NeverShow">A</span>shley Wedding Cars                  
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Göran AnderssonCommented:
If you just float the image to the left, the other elements doesn't have to the floated, they would just flow around the image.

Try if that works better.
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jezellaAuthor Commented:
Hi GreenGhost.  Everything works fine on screen in IE6, FF and Opera.  Print is ok in FF and Opera.  The problem is in IE.  Have a look at how print preview look in IE6 with this link.

http://www.website-design.org.uk/about-us.php
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jezellaAuthor Commented:
GreenGhost, the display:right should read text-align:right; All the messing with the code and I made a mistake.  Apart from that, I have tried making the image smaller but this does not help as the <p>text</p> still does not flow around the image.  However, the <h1> and <h2> does.

Any other ideas.  Anyone.

AJ
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jezellaAuthor Commented:
OK fixed it.  If I take out  text-align:justify; from my print style sheet I no longer have the problem.  It seems that IE can't justify text around floated element in print mode.

AJ
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