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WP 2.0 - Printed Page is NOT in Position... (8 posts)

  1. rfruchtman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you go to http://www.BlogViewsByRoz.com and print out a page the page *does not* print out as it views.

    You see the right column in a *single column* on a page by itself.

    You see the left column/the content in a single column on a page by itself.

    QUESTION:

    Why doesn't the page print with the left column and right columns in place? As well, is there a way to fix this so that the page does print in position?

    Thanks in advance.

    Roz

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. kickass
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Most times for print you need to create a print.css to handle printing, especially if your theme is using a floated layout.

  4. rfruchtman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dear Samboll:

    <<<
    Probably because the top of your sidebar is whacked.
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogviewsbyroz.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline
    >>>

    After reading your response I visited the Alex King Website to view the WordPress Default theme.
    Once I checked to see it passed the validation I printed out the Blog - all 7 pages of it.

    http://managedtasks.com/wpthemes/blog/index.php?wptheme=WordPress+Default

    Each of the 7 pages printed out *just as mine did.* So the lack of validation was not the cause.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Roz
    http://www.BlogViewsByRoz.com

  5. rfruchtman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dear Kickass:

    >>>
    Most times for print you need to create a print.css to handle printing, especially if your theme is using a floated layout.
    >>>

    I am not really familiar with CSS. I please to say I am learning just from working the WordPress, which is a very good thing.

    How would I create a print.css? Are there any themes that come with a print.css.

    Thanks.

    Roz
    http://www.BlogViewsByRoz.com

  6. kickass
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't know of any themes that come with a print.css. However, if you're clever, the Ruthsarian Layouts usually do, and can be themed, if this is really important to you.

    http://webhost.bridgew.edu/etribou/layouts/

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Roz, one thing you can try without having to go the print css route, is to tell your internet properties (in your browser) to not print backgrounds etc. That won't make the sidebar print in its monitor screen relationship to your posts, but it should at least mean you'll see just text.

  8. kickass
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh, forgot to mention, when you do get a theme made with a print.css you need to call both the regular stylesheet and the print one in different ways via a media statement. For instance, <link rel="stylesheet" href="printstyle.css" type="text/css" media="print" /> where the regular style.css is called with an attribute media="screen". You can probably find more info if you google "print css"

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