Print/Preview does not look like web page, instead looks...

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by George, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. George

    George Guest

    I'm using IE7 on WinXP PC. Was at this web site earlier in year and it
    printed fine, in a "page layout" format exactly like the website appears in
    browser:

    http://www.ge.com/company/index.html

    But when went back today and past few days, it prints text-like and
    object-like, more like a Word document where text is mostly times-roman or
    arial, and every object is "in line" like this...

    gif
    text
    text big
    image
    text
    text small
    text
    image
    text

    Doesn't matter which printer I use, and I already checked/changed basics
    like "print background", use encoding=Western, etc.

    Links from this website go to other websites at same company, and 'some'
    print fine, exactly as they appear.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, so can print/preview web pages
    exactly as they appear in browser.

    Thanks,
    G
     
    George, Jan 1, 2008
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  2. George

    PA Bear Guest

    Set Program Access and Defaults: Select IE7 as your default browser.
     
    PA Bear, Jan 1, 2008
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  3. George

    George Guest

    Thanks for suggestion on setting Program Access and Defaults...

    I tried that but didn't seem to help. Did this... Start > Program Access...
    Also tried re-setting it... Start > Program Access... > (o) Custom > Choose
    a default browser (o) Internet Exp [x] Enable Access to this prog
     
    George, Jan 1, 2008
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  4. George

    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    This print/print preview issue at http://www.ge.com/company/index.html also
    happens with IE6, Firefox 1.0, Firefox 2.0 and IE7.

    The page is using a different Style Sheet (CSS) depending on the browser
    detected.

    From the page source:
    <!--[if IE 7]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
    href="../html_view/css/ie7.css" media="all" /><![endif]-->
    <!--[if lt IE 7]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
    href="../html_view/css/ie6.css" media="all" /><![endif]-->
    <!--[if lt IE 6]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
    href="../html_view/css/ie5.css" media="all" /><![endif]-->
    <!--[if lt IE 5.5]><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
    href="../html_view/css/ie5_0.css" media="all" /><![endif]-->

    Print preview appears (with all of those browsers) to ignore all CSS so the
    HTML elements are simply stacked.

    In other words, the problem isn't on your end. There's something wrong with
    the webpage/website.

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Jan 1, 2008
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  5. George

    PA Bear Guest

    [Nice sleuthing, Don!]

     
    PA Bear, Jan 2, 2008
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