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Printing the resultset properly

 
B. Gregory
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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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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.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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