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    I've been thinking about incorporating this feature in my new site? How difficult is this? Where could I go to find out more information or for a tutorial?

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    hello romans,

    yes this is possible.
    there is a free script that makes a button which automaticaly prints the page out, that you are viewing online.

    is this what you are searching for?

    If it is, I dont remember exactly where it is but, you can find it on any page that offers free Java Scripts.

    Sorry I can't be more help to you
    HTH



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    I guess I was looking for something more like what Microsoft has where it will take the text of the page and ignore all of the menus, banners, etc.

    I'm thinking this is going to be more work than it's worth for me though.

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    hello,

    this is possible, although a
    littlejavascripting is required.

    the button i told you about, askes what page he is supposed to print. you tell him the path to the file that contains only the text.
    the user hits print, and off it goes.

    how about that?


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    If you wish to use ASP to do this you can find a simple script to do it on almost every ASP help page. You can also use XML and CSS to create a printable page. A another option is to pass a query tag of print=yes to your page and use the language of your choice to build the page dynamically whether it sees that tag or not.

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    Yes you are right wayne,

    but I am trying to keep it as simple as possible for this user since she/he is uncomfortable with programming anything.



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    If you the developer want to make it simple for the user then why have them remember file names? Why not instead just have a link that says "Print Page" then when they print it just prints the way you want it to? If they are updating their own page how difficult is it to say "If you want a print page link add this code <a href='printpage.asp'>Print Page</a>".

    If you want a very simple ASP solution then just email me and I will show you how to create a template that supports both screen display and printing.
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    [This message has been edited by wluke (edited March 07, 2000).]


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