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Default Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-03-2006 , 01:31 PM






Hi,

is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a high
quality format (tables,...)?

Anton



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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-03-2006 , 01:55 PM






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Hi,

is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a high
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firefox ?


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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-03-2006 , 04:31 PM



On Fri, 03 Mar 2006 19:31:51 +0100, Anton81 wrote:

Quote:
Hi,

is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a high
quality format (tables,...)?

Anton
I don't quite see what you're getting at, could you elaborate a little?



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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-03-2006 , 06:54 PM



In comp.os.linux.misc, on Fri 03 March 2006 18:31, Anton81
<forum (AT) anton (DOT) e4ward.com> wrote:

Quote:
Hi,

is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a
high quality format (tables,...)?

Yes
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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-03-2006 , 07:05 PM



Anton81 wrote:

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is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a high
quality format (tables,...)?
Your graphical browser.

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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-05-2006 , 10:27 AM



Quote:
is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a
high quality format (tables,...)?

Opera? Konqueror? Mozilla?
As you might guess I'm not satisfied with the plain output that common
browser produce when I want fancy output of important documents. Is there
on option to add a nice "style" or convert it to prettier formats?

Anton



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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-05-2006 , 07:05 PM



Gazing into my crystal ball I observed Anton81 <forum (AT) anton (DOT) e4ward.com>
writing in news:duf016$n0f$1 (AT) gwdu112 (DOT) gwdg.de:

Quote:
is there a (linux) program which can display and print HTML file in a
high quality format (tables,...)?

Opera? Konqueror? Mozilla?

As you might guess I'm not satisfied with the plain output that common
browser produce when I want fancy output of important documents. Is
there on option to add a nice "style" or convert it to prettier
formats?


Sure, style them with CSS. Mind you, styling is only a suggestion and
the users printer may ignore it. For example, say you have a page with
navigation on the left and legalese on the bottom. You might want to not
print the navigation (after all, people can't follow hyperlinks on
paper), and you might want to add more to the legalese at print time.

So your CSS might be:

@media screen {
#legalese {
font-size:85%
}
#morelegalese {
display:none
}
}
@media print {
#legalese {
font-size:100%;
}
#morelegalese {
display:block;
font-weight:bold;
font-size:100%
}
#nav {
display:none
}
}

And your markup:

<div id="nav">
....
</div>
<div id="legalese">....</div>
<div id="morelegalese"><img src="mybigwarning.png" alt="This is a big
warning"></div>

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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-05-2006 , 09:27 PM



On Sun, 05 Mar 2006 16:27:34 +0100, Anton81 <forum (AT) anton (DOT) e4ward.com>
wrote:

Quote:
As you might guess I'm not satisfied with the plain output that common
browser produce when I want fancy output of important documents.
There's no HTML option for "important". Browser output should be just as
"plain" or "fancy" as the HTML + CSS that you feed it. No more, no less.
If you want a document that's more fancy than a simple document, then
this is a problem with your document. Learn some CSS (it's powerful
enough to do pretty much anything you can want), don't blame the print
renderer.

Do you have a specific request? If you can point us at an example, then
we might be able to be more specifically helpful.


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Anton81
 
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Default Re: Fancy HTML display/print program? - 03-06-2006 , 05:23 AM



Quote:
As you might guess I'm not satisfied with the plain output that common
browser produce when I want fancy output of important documents.

There's no HTML option for "important". Browser output should be just as
"plain" or "fancy" as the HTML + CSS that you feed it. No more, no less.
If you want a document that's more fancy than a simple document, then
this is a problem with your document. Learn some CSS (it's powerful
enough to do pretty much anything you can want), don't blame the print
renderer.

Do you have a specific request? If you can point us at an example, then
we might be able to be more specifically helpful.
I only know a bit of HTML, but I'll dig into HTML+CSS myself. At the moment
I have command and programming cheat lists that I want to display nicely.
With different fonts, colors, anti-aliasing, and so on... for basic stuff
like tables.

Anton


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