First printed page is blank

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: P.Gore, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1

When printing various web pages, e.g.
http://lbsu.ac.uk/caxton/studyskills/materials/learn-extra.htm and some bbc news
pages, the first page of a multi-page document is printed with all the headings
but is otherwise blank.  The main text of the document then commences on the
second page and is OK.  This can result in a single page document becoming a
two-page document, etc.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Access URL
2. Click on 'Print' icon, (and normally choose double sided, although the
problem occurs on single sided too).
3. Click OK


Actual Results:  
Pages print quite happily but the first page, although showing the headings,
etc. (frame??) does not show the text that should be there.  The text then
starts on page 2.  I've tried 'clicking into' the text of the page or not doing
so but the blank page is printed either way.

Expected Results:  
Print as normal

Mostly MS software (XP, Office, etc.)

Assuming this isn't down to me being stupid (always possible!), this could be
costly to users.  If one page documents need two pages to print (single sided)
or two pagers become three pagers (double sided), the user wastes an extra sheet
of paper (and the printed document looks odd).  Increased costs mean lower take-up.

Updated

14 years ago
Assignee: firefox → printing
Component: General → Printing
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general
Version: unspecified → Trunk
If this page is in fact in frames (I cannot access the URL you referenced) then
this is most likely a duplicate of bug 169132.  Try printing again and make sure
you select the radio button to print frames "As laid out on the screen" and
report back on this bug if that fixes the problem.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> If this page is in fact in frames (I cannot access the URL you referenced) then
> this is most likely a duplicate of bug 169132.  Try printing again and make sure
> you select the radio button to print frames "As laid out on the screen" and
> report back on this bug if that fixes the problem.

Thanks for this.  I've tried what you suggest (it certainly looks likely to be
the answer) but when I Print, the relevant "Print Frames" section with its three
buttons is not 'live', i.e I cannot access it to choose my preference.  Again,
I'm probably missing something here so would welcome advice on how to make these
buttons live.  (Note: in my original posting, the URL I gave was wrong. It
should have started http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/  sorry about that
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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