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How can I print the contents of a view on the Web?

I want to print the contents of a view on the Web. I tried to print it directly, but the browser page is printed as an image. Is there any way to print the view as it appears on the Web with all of its contents? I want to use the views instead of the reports. If this is not allowed, what is the best tool to use for reporting from the Web?
When you use the browser print button, you get what you see on the screen. If you actually want the print version to look different, I would suggest that you do it in one of these two ways:
  1. Either you have a print-button in the page layout that opens a different view, formatted in a way that looks like you need it OR
  2. You could look at a browser print-button method that uses style sheets and the possibilities that are available for switching the style sheet when activating the browser print button.
Have a look at this discussion on NotesTips.com: Are print media style sheets counter-intuitive? Also, CSS: Going to print goes into how to implement the print style sheets.

This was first published in July 2003

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