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Old 05-14-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
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Does anyone know why some Web Pages won't print completely?

A few times, parts of the page may print, but some section of text on the same page will not print (the same section of text that does not print does NOT even show up in "Print Preview".)

My printer works fine otherwise.

Thanks, in advance, for your help!!!

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Which parts wont print?
Is it sections in the middle or around the edges?
If it is the edges goto file|page setup and change all of the margins to .25
This will allow printing up to 1/4 inch of the edges which is pretty standard for printers.

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For the most part, its sections in the middle... it's like the web page was designed to not print the entire page for whatever reason.
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Are you trying to print a YouTube page, Myspace page, Yahoo! News page, etc? because those all flash/java which you can't print :P
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No, it wasn't YouTube, MySpace, or Yahoo.

It was just a page on Timex.com's website that had info. I wanted to print out on their procedure for returning a defective watch.

The URL is http://www.timex.com/gp/node/n/25121...imexBrand=core

If you pull up this page and click on "Print Preview" you will see that only the top of the page and the URL at the bottom will print.

This isn't the only time I've run across this issue (not being able to print a page), but I've always wondered why I couldn't.

I appreciate your taking the time to try to help me understand why things aren't working as I thought they would!
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What kind of printer do you have, do you have all the necessary drivers for it? Is it installed correctly? What kind of browser are you using, Firefox?
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The printer I have is a Canon PIXMA MP600.

All the drivers are installed and the printer is installed correctly and I have been using it for almost 2 years now.

The browser I am using is IE7.
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Okay, how exactly are you trying to print it, are you going to "File" in the left hand corner and selecting "Print Preview" or something similar to this?
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At the top of the webpage is a toolbar with Home, Feeds, Printer, Page, Tools, & Help.

Left-clicking on Printer produces the results I've explained... only printing part of the page.

I later tried emailing the page to myself, and when I did, I was able to print out the email and thus have a hard copy of the info. I wanted to print out.
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Does your encoding appear as such?
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I don't understand your question.
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My apologizes, if you click on the text it takes you to this image:



I'm very unfamiliar with the likes of printing as I don't have a printer and have never had one, but I'm familiar with Internet Explorer and Windows.
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Sorry. I didn't realize it was a link.

When I click on the link I see the same screenshot as you included in your last post.
and where you see the picture of the printer (in the upper right part of screen) is where
I click to get the incorrect printout I have been complaining about.

If you want to see how the page actually printed out, go to the link I provided for the page in my earlier post, click on the down arrow to the right of the printer icon in the toolbar and click on Print Preview... if you compare the actual webpage to the "Print Preview", you will see the parts of the webpage that will NOT print.

(I hope my explanation doesn't seem "dumbed down"... I just want to be clear about what I mean)
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It wasn't dumbed down at all, you're just trying to explain it best you can - I understand.

We'll I tried to "print preview" and I got the same problem you did, it cuts off half the page - which is weird, I don't know why it does that - give me a few minutes, I'll think of something.
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Hi, nothing wrong your end this is by design. To overcome this use your mouse to highlight the text you want to print then right click in the highlighted area and select copy. Now open a word document and paste you can then print what you want from there. BTW normally if you want to print only a selection of text highlight it and right click within the highlighted area and select print in the print dialog box check selection and this will print.
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Really? I tried that, and it failed.
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Hi Windy, what "that" did you try?
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Highlighting all the text and then trying to print.

I'm not calling you a liar or doubting your skills, as I'm sure you know way more than me I'm just saying that didn't work for me, what browser are you running?
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Hi, yes using IE7 to do this. It is convention, if first you do not succeed try try again
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Ha, weird. IE is actually ... dare I say ... "better" for printing then Firefox?

Anyways, I'm done. I'm just threadjacking now - LOL

To the OP, did this method of jenae's work for you?

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