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    Question Firefox hangs during print preview...

    Hi all, I'm experiencing a browser crash whenever I preview the print job on this page:


    With PNG graphics (same problem occours with JPG)

    Does not Print preview - Firefox browser hangs:

    http://www.condottiero.com/test/students/faq2.html



    Without graphics

    Does print preview but displays a strange text overlap on second print page!?

    http://www.condottiero.com/test/students/faq3.html

    Can anyone spot the problem?

    Thanks in advance
    Anthony

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    It works for me (FF 1.5.0.4, WinXP) :-)

    (You are aware that background colours are highly unlikely to get printed, aren't you?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarly
    It works for me (FF 1.5.0.4, WinXP) :-)

    (You are aware that background colours are highly unlikely to get printed, aren't you?)

    That's odd - I'm on XP using the following Firefox version:

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919 Firefox/1.0.7

    Could it be a version issue?

    Re. background, yes, in fact my Print style sheet asks for a white Body background (with everything else being transparent.

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    Aye, it probably is. I'd make the jump to 1.5 and see if that cures it.

    Odd that I'm seeing a light grey background colour on the Q&A then?
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    Hmm, well the print preview shows a white bkgd to the page while the light grey around the letter graphics are of course, part of the graphic.

    On the other note, I am seeing (on page 2 of the print preview) an overlap of 2 divs? Do you not see this either? If you do - what causes that??

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    SPANNER! I had firefox set to print background colours... it's white now.

    I'm not seeing the overlap, but you should bear in mind that print preview is deeply unreliable (visually) and it doesn't look much like what comes out of the printer. The best test is to actually print it.
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    I've just tested on firefox 1.5 and the print preview is fine but in lesser versions of mozilla the browser crashes on print preview.

    Check that the images (or even one image) you are using are not corrupt as the browser could be struggling with them and hanging.

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    Thanks for the feedback fellas. I'll resave the images but I doubt that's the issue as I've output from PS CS2 - both in JPG and PNG. We'll see.

    Cheers


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