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    Default Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Hi

    I have been experimenting with printing from web pages made with DP7. The results are poor in both main browsers. Firefox shows a strange facsimile of the page, tiny. Explorer prints three pages, two of which are a wide stripe of background and the other page a stripe of content - about a third of the width: all right aligned.

    Please could you let me know how I can design pages so that they print acceptably. I think I must be doing something wrong. I realise I can offer a pdf to print but people prefer just to hit print. What have I missed?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Ali

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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Hi Ali

    not a webdesigner so I can't help you with the problem, but speaking purely as a user, I'd go for a PDF download everytime, printing from a browser frequently falls over in my experience.. as much to do with the browsers as anything I think
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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Hi

    Thanks for responding. There are always challenges with printing web pages - it's not restricted to Xara by any means. But I feel sure that I have something in my design that is particularly distorting the browser's printing.

    Need to get the site up thereafter can play with the printing. I think I will follow your advice and do a PDF anyway. That's a good idea.

    More later...

    Best wishes.

    Ali

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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Agree with Steve, printing what you see in a browser on your printer rarely turns out good. Get something like 995pdf (free including annoying ads) and print as pdf and then print to printer. Works like a charm every time.

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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Hello there,

    Thanks for the suggestion. Sorry to ask a newb question, but wouldn't XDP7's own pdf export be able to do the job? It's been many years since I've made PDFs.

    Thanks again.

    Ali

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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Yes, but from within DP not from a browser. Export as PDF then print the PDF file.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    Hi Tom

    All I was meaning was that I wonder whether the PDF files made by Xara are small enough for the web. Am doing something tricky but will experiment later.

    Have to say I am finding DP7 absolutely extraordinary. So many times I go to do something and I find the program has done it all by itself. It's quite extraordinary.

    Best wishes.

    Ali

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    Default Re: Printing a Xara Designer Pro 7 web page

    the PDF export in designer has various options including an email/webdownload

    advantage of pdf is you can put a high quality print version up if you wish to let you visitors have a decent print to hardcopy version, rather than screen quality
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