Print This Page Button

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I just thought of a few people who wanted this before so here's a code to add a 'print this page' button to your site.

Simply copy the below into the section of your page:

<SCRIPT Language="Javascript">

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function printit(){
if (window.print) {
window.print() ;
} else {
var WebBrowser = '<OBJECT ID="WebBrowser1" WIDTH=0 HEIGHT=0 CLASSID="CLSID:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2"></OBJECT>';
document.body.insertAdjacentHTML('beforeEnd', WebBrowser);
WebBrowser1.ExecWB(6, 2);//Use a 1 vs. a 2 for a prompting dialog box WebBrowser1.outerHTML = "";

<SCRIPT Language="Javascript">
var NS = (navigator.appName == "Netscape");
var VERSION = parseInt(navigator.appVersion);
if (VERSION > 3) {
document.write('<form><input type=button value="Print this Page" name="Print" onClick="printit()"></form>');
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Posted 10 years ago

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Thanks Connor!
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THanks connor but i cant get it to wrok, it says their is an error with my code.
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hello irvin,

The environment is important of course. There are things that we feel need to be printed as hard copy. This is a way to do this. I don't feel it's promoting irresponsible environmental practice.

Copyright is as easily violated onscreen as it is in hardcopy. In fact I would say easier. Once again it comes down to the users sense of respect and responsibly. I don't think web-authors are the Legal watchers but are very aware of legal traditions of intellectual property.

So I can' really agree with either of your comments.
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We do get requests from this in support from time to time. So if you actually WANT people to be able to print your page for some reason, here is some simple script you can paste into the HTML widget that seems to do the trick:

<a href="javascript:window.print()" rel="nofollow">Print This!</a></span>
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does this 'print this page" button print only what a normal user would want to print or does it also print the website's banner and menu?
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most people that want to print this page does NOT want the website's banner and menu and preferably not anything but text and pictures which go along with the text.