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Printing the resultset properly

B. Gregory
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 6
Hello all,
I have a resultset that I need to output in an HTML table for viewing. Then, I need to enable the page to be printable. I'm having some difficulty with page breaks and line overrun. Please enlighten me of any techniques to provide a nice output document.

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Joel McNary
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Joined: Aug 20, 2001
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Welcome to JavaRanch!
Unfortunately, HTML is not a very good way to manage page breaks and other such formatting options. How it is rendered is dependant primarily on the client, and you have no control over that.
(Example: A user has IE set to display and print Very Large text. Your formatting for Medium size text will not suffice).
If you need formatted pages, you could use a java-PDF library such as iText and serve up the .pdf instead of an HTML page. This may not meet your needs, but, then again, it may.


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