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    When making a print style sheet

    When doing a print style sheet, do you basically want to link to the page where there really IS NO stylesheet, that way there is no presentation? Do you want to change the fonts to certain attributes, like em or points? I know there is talk that Points should only be used for screen, I think. And what exactly is SCREEN used for?

    I am looking at adaptivepath's website and trying to get a feel for their use of certain stylesheets

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    Hi,

    You might find this link useful:
    http://www.evolt.org/article/Kissing...225/index.html

    A quick overview is to say that your print stylesheet should be how you want your page to be displayed when printed. Sound obvious doesn't it?

    What this means is that your page that may have a blue background and yellow text my look ok on screen but no-one's going to thank you for all that wasted ink when the page is printed. So you turn the background to white and the text to black.

    You can turn images and backgrounds on and off when printed and set headings as you want them to be displayed. You can turn floats off and change the width of your page (within browser limits).

    You can also add data only to be seen when printed e.g. you may wish your name and address to appear in important places instead of hyperlinks to your site.

    Specify points for Printing (you had it the wrong way around) as points can be precisely defined on a printed page unlike pixels which may vary.

    And what exactly is SCREEN used for
    Screen basically means your monitor (whatever size it is etc.)

    Well that's a rough overview anyway.

    Hope that helps.

    Paul

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    I use the print stylesheet for nicer formatting than screen. I remove menus and headers and turn the colors down, but keep the footer. In general, it just makes for a nicer printed page.

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    Talking Print Styles Are Useful!

    Hello,

    I do the same as Vinnie. The "regular" version of sites I design has navbars, scrollbars, graphics, et cetera, most of which are removed in the print style sheet. The page thus prints faster and neater.

    Compuwhiz7

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    thanks guys. I am going to review that link

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