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Printing issue in Firefox 27

Posted on 2014-03-17
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Hi Experts,

I doubt it has to do with code since it works in all prior versions including 26.
I can see popup I am populating with javascript and then when I print it ... it prints tags / labels  from the form but not textboxes with data.

Anyone aware or experienced same issue ?

I tried a few things but it looks like something with the browser .... it does same thing when I print as PDF ... the form tables, labels but data from texboxes is missing.

Thanks.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I have Firefox 27.0.1 and I haven't been having any problems but I do very little printing from the browser.  Can you give a link you're having trouble with?
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by:fpoyavo
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Its a regular javascript based printing .. not from the browser.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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That doesn't make any sense.  If you are printing to a printer from a page in the Firefox web browser, it doesn't matter how you start it, it still goes thru the browser print functions.
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by:fpoyavo
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I don't want to argue but you are missing my point. Thanks.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I don't believe you have expressed your point.  Do you have an example of the problem you are having that we could look at to see what you are talking about?
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by:fpoyavo
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Sure .

1. Install FF27
2. Use simple page with textarea and button to print the page.
3. When dialog appears all is ok but when you print to paper whatever you have in textarea
    is not printed.

Thanks.
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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This works fine on my computer with Firefox 27 which I use all the time (except that it will be 28 in a minute).  And IE8 and Chrome 33.  I even filled in the text for you.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
 "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

<html>
<head>
<title>JS Print Test</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>JS Print Test</h1>
<textarea rows="6" cols="40">
This is a test of using javascript to print the content of a textarea.  It works fine on my computer in Firefox 27.  And in IE8 and Chrome 33.
</textarea>
<button type="button" value="print" onClick="window.print()">Print</button>
</body>
</html>

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by:fpoyavo
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Correct. So now print it to paper. Do you see your text from textarea ?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Yes.  It's prints out just like it shows on the screen.  Are you doing something different or something in addition to my code?  Are you using standard fonts or are you loading a web font?
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by:fpoyavo
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Again I am able to print in all browsers except FF27 so obviously I am using right font.

The only difference is that I do onload=self.print
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I believe this is the correct format:

<body onLoad="self.print()">

That is supposed to be the same as...

<body onLoad="window.print()">

You might give that a try to see if Firefox is just being picky about it.
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by:fpoyavo
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I tried it and no luck
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Did you try my little demo page by itself?
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by:fpoyavo
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Yes it does but mine is not ... I generate html dynamically but it looks ok and I can see value in textarea but it does not print it physically to printer. So my print dialog is 100% looks great ... I am not getting what else can be there :(((
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I don't know what to tell you then.  You would have to show me an example and method that does not work so I can try it.
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