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Printed Page ( and print preview ) are messed up even though page renders fine on browser




13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Kavitha Rajamani, Assigned: Blake Ross)


1.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

A page that renders fine in the browser gets messed up when printed.

This may be caused by the following things:

1> The font size seems to have enlarged during Print Preview and Print 
2> This is causing the text to overlap in a fixed width page.
3> The increase in font is also causing the one page content to spill over into
the second page.

The page renders fine in IE.

These are the attributes of the text ( the one that's messing up )
<font face="Arial" size="1">

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the web page ( Page looks fine )
2. Print Preview page ( Fonts are larger and text is overlapping )
3. Print document ( Printed page looks like Print Preview view)

Expected Results:  
Printed page should look identical to browser view of page.

Comment 1

13 years ago
While print preview looks ok for a frame web page when you choose to print it
each frame is printed on a separate page.


(Which is developed by me so I would like firefox to be able to print it correctly)

I.E has the option to print page as laid out on screen which works so why is
there  no options for firefox?

Comment 2

13 years ago
If our company is going to push Mozilla Firefox with all of our products, we
need this bug fixed.  And we have till Friday to make a desision.
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Comment 4

13 years ago
Yes this bug is still here, I have been having to use Internet explorer
unfortunatly for our customers because firefox will not remember print margin
settings.  Firefox's printing is very week in general.  Open a print preview,
and press F5.  Opps, you're stuck on print preview!
Anyhow the main reason, more like the only reason why we don't push firefox as
the browser of choice for web apps we write is because of the issue with
printing.  Reports printed from web apps have to be consistant, and can't be
until these are fixed.

Comment 5

12 years ago
Still a problem?

Comment 6

11 years ago
several specific print issues are listed here. one of them is bug 109970, so duping to 109970.

generally, please file one bug per specific problem.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
Duplicate of bug: 109970
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