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How can I ensure that all the columns in my reports fit on the page when printed via CSS?

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I have some reports that have about 16 columns. How can I ensure that all the columns in these reports show on the printed page?

I have included <a href="javascript:window.print()">Print this page</a>  on each page since the pages are in a frame.

I also know that I have to set the syntax <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/my_print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />

What must I have in my_print.css to ensure that the columns of my reports always print on the printed page?

Thank you
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Question by:DeMyu
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Michel Plungjan earned 2000 total points
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There is nothing you can do in CSS to ENSURE something will print

What you can do is to make the colums 6% wide and they should ATTEMPT to print depending on the width of the content
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The columns are created via the Gridview control in ASP.NET. I have seen applications that have more columns that mine and I had no problems printing the reports. Surely, there has to be a solution to this problem.
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If the font-size is small enough and the orientation of the page is correct, your are right.

But CSS cannot decide if something is small enough for you. YOU have to decide
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I am still not sure on how to proceed with this issue.
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