CSS & Printer

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Xavier Perseguers, Apr 16, 2004.

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    Hi there,

    I'm a newbie with CSS :)

    I've defined this div id:

    #content {
    position: absolute;
    left: 10px;
    top: 181px;
    width: 750px;
    height: auto;
    text-align: justify;
    }

    I also have a title before, a menu bar and so on, that's why there is
    "top: 181px;"

    Yet, I have another stylesheet for printing, that simply overrides
    what's not good.

    The problem is that my content may be really big (in term of height) and
    my browser does not want to "cut" the content to print it on new pages:
    it tries to fit all of my page on a single sheet of paper.

    When I try to print with MS Internet Explorer, no problem, the text goes
    on multiple sheets of paper, but with Firefox not!

    What should I do?

    URL if you want to see the problem: http://www.perseguers.ch/LaTeX/tableaux/

    Thanks

    Xavier Perseguers
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    Xavier Perseguers, Apr 16, 2004
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    | #content {
    | position: absolute;
    | left: 10px;
    | top: 181px;
    | width: 750px;
    | height: auto;
    | text-align: justify;
    | }

    Could someone help please?

    I've tried with

    - - MS Internet Explorer 6 : OK for printing
    - - Opera 7.? : OK for printing
    - - Mozilla (last one) : as firefox 0.8 : it wants to fit all content on a
    single page!

    I repeat my question: I do have a really big content div tag (yet it is
    no more an id but a class, ie #content -> .content)

    How can I *force* mozilla and other mozilla-like browser to break
    correctly my document when they try to print it?

    Thanks

    Xavier Perseguers
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    Xavier Perseguers, Apr 17, 2004
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  3. Xavier Perseguers wrote:

    > The problem is that my content may be really big (in term of height) and
    > my browser does not want to "cut" the content to print it on new pages:
    > it tries to fit all of my page on a single sheet of paper.
    >
    > URL if you want to see the problem: http://www.perseguers.ch/LaTeX/tableaux/


    Probably caused by all that absolute positioning. Scrap it.

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    Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
    Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?page=132
     
    Toby A Inkster, Apr 18, 2004
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