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Unable to print problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by JGreg7, May 25, 2010.

  1. JGreg7

    JGreg7 Flightless Bird

    On many websites, when I try to print the web page it simply does not work

    When I just select "Print", essentially nothing happens, no error, no print,
    nothing.

    When I select "Print Preview", I get a blank page and the page count starts
    counting and continues up to many hundreds before IE7 crashes. I can prevent
    the crash if I exit print preview before it goes over 700 pages. After that
    it becomes unstable and will continue counting until it crashes.

    Is there any way to fix this?

    Using IE7, version 7.0.5730.13CO, on Windows XP, SP2 system.
    --
    Thank you,
    John Gregory
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Web pages are not formatted for printing. Depending on their content,
    some web pages will print well, others poorly, and many not at all.

    If the web page you are looking at has a 'Print this page' icon (or
    something similar), click on that and your browser will be redirected to
    a version of the page that is formatted for printing. Another way to
    print a web page is to take a screenshot and then print the resulting
    ..jpeg. You can also try to copy-and-paste the page into an HTML editor
    or word processor.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    JGreg7 wrote:
    > On many websites, when I try to print the web page it simply does not work
    >
    > When I just select "Print", essentially nothing happens, no error, no print,
    > nothing.
    >
    > When I select "Print Preview", I get a blank page and the page count starts
    > counting and continues up to many hundreds before IE7 crashes. I can prevent
    > the crash if I exit print preview before it goes over 700 pages. After that
    > it becomes unstable and will continue counting until it crashes.
    >
    > Is there any way to fix this?
    >
    > Using IE7, version 7.0.5730.13CO, on Windows XP, SP2 system.
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Leonard Grey <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > Web pages are not formatted for printing. Depending on their content,
    > some web pages will print well, others poorly, and many not at all.
    >
    > If the web page you are looking at has a 'Print this page' icon (or
    > something similar), click on that and your browser will be redirected to
    > a version of the page that is formatted for printing. Another way to
    > print a web page is to take a screenshot and then print the resulting
    > .jpeg. You can also try to copy-and-paste the page into an HTML editor
    > or word processor.


    A well-designed webpage will be formatted for printing automatically
    when you try to print it. This can be accomplished by including proper
    styles for printing using a media="print" stylesheet.
     
  4. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    :
    : A well-designed webpage will be formatted for printing automatically
    : when you try to print it. This can be accomplished by including proper
    : styles for printing using a media="print" stylesheet.

    They are far and few between.
     
  5. JGreg7

    JGreg7 Flightless Bird

    Thank you all for your responses. I guess I will chalk that up to "yet
    another thing that should work...but doesn't".

    --
    Thank you,
    John Gregory


    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    > Web pages are not formatted for printing. Depending on their content,
    > some web pages will print well, others poorly, and many not at all.
    >
    > If the web page you are looking at has a 'Print this page' icon (or
    > something similar), click on that and your browser will be redirected to
    > a version of the page that is formatted for printing. Another way to
    > print a web page is to take a screenshot and then print the resulting
    > ..jpeg. You can also try to copy-and-paste the page into an HTML editor
    > or word processor.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > JGreg7 wrote:
    > > On many websites, when I try to print the web page it simply does not work
    > >
    > > When I just select "Print", essentially nothing happens, no error, no print,
    > > nothing.
    > >
    > > When I select "Print Preview", I get a blank page and the page count starts
    > > counting and continues up to many hundreds before IE7 crashes. I can prevent
    > > the crash if I exit print preview before it goes over 700 pages. After that
    > > it becomes unstable and will continue counting until it crashes.
    > >
    > > Is there any way to fix this?
    > >
    > > Using IE7, version 7.0.5730.13CO, on Windows XP, SP2 system.

    > .
    >
     
  6. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Once you've learned more about how web pages work, you'll understand the
    issues involved in making them print. Until then, it's better to not
    make rash statements that tend to paint you as less intelligent than you
    really are. Capisce?
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    JGreg7 wrote:
    > Thank you all for your responses. I guess I will chalk that up to "yet
    > another thing that should work...but doesn't".
    >
     
  7. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Is the printer working OK with other programs?

    Was the printer installed before IE7? Have you checked the manufacturer's
    website for updated drivers?
    -
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "JGreg7" <JGreg7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1AB68EA3-CCE2-4C6E-851F-6AAECA6CC6BE@microsoft.com...
    > On many websites, when I try to print the web page it simply does not work
    >
    > When I just select "Print", essentially nothing happens, no error, no

    print,
    > nothing.
    >
    > When I select "Print Preview", I get a blank page and the page count

    starts
    > counting and continues up to many hundreds before IE7 crashes. I can

    prevent
    > the crash if I exit print preview before it goes over 700 pages. After

    that
    > it becomes unstable and will continue counting until it crashes.
    >
    > Is there any way to fix this?
    >
    > Using IE7, version 7.0.5730.13CO, on Windows XP, SP2 system.
    > -
    > Thank you,
    > John Gregory
     

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