Closed Bug 187486 Opened 21 years ago Closed 15 years ago

Print preview sometimes inserts bogus page breaks


(Core :: Print Preview, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: nparks, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20030102 Phoenix/0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20030102 Phoenix/0.5

I have encountered this bug with several nightlies.  The first time I was using
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021119 Phoenix/0.4

Go to the following page:

From the File menu, select Print Preview. Select either "shrink to fit" or 100

Where did that crazy page break come from?

Now select 90 percent, and the whole web page will fit nicely on 2 printed pages.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
->print preview
Assignee: blaker → rods
Component: General → Print Preview
Product: Phoenix → Browser
QA Contact: asa → sujay
Version: unspecified → Trunk
I was able to duplicate this bug as described under Win98/Build 2003070308
(except I had to scale down to 80% instead of 90% to get it to fit on two
pages).  This page print-previews fine in IE6/NC4.8.

The crux of the matter seems to be:

<td valign="top" width="60" height="688">

near the bottom of the page, if the 'height="688"' is removed, then print
preview looks fine (i.e. it fits on two pages with the default "Shrink to Fit"
selected and no page break).
Ever confirmed: true
I don't really know if its the same bug, but on my page I also have a severe bug
on my page which is about page breaks at wrong places.
Try looking at
and try do do print preview.
It inserts a page break between the header (<h1>) and the table.
It seems somehow to be related to the font-size I define for the header in the
style sheet. Sometimes the page break disappears when I insert a <h2> header in
between. It seems to be also related to some layout parameters of the table.

Tested with
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-AT; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
and other versions.

Btw. I was not able to reproduce that bug with that starwars page, maybe because
it fits on one page with my font settings.
I don't see extra page breaks with Rupert's URLs from comment 4.
(but background doesn't show in preview)
Assignee: rods → nobody
OS: Other → All
QA Contact: sujay → printing
=> WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
This is very old.  I concur with closing it,
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