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Printing from a jsp page- java attributes...?

George Larry
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Joined: Nov 07, 2001
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I've heard that there is a way to set the printing attributes with java to make a printer print a document in landscape... does that carry over to jsp and web pages?
Does anyone know how I might set the default for printing something from my web page to 'landscape'? So if they just push the IE print button it'll automatically print in landscape?
If this can't be done with jsp (though... I sure hope it can be done with jsp) is there something else I could use?
Thank you.
chanoch wiggers
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you shoudl be able to set the alignment using CSS by putting
@page {size : landscape}
in the style section but I cant get it to work. In any case, this hasnt got anything to do with jsp or java because jsp pages are run on the server = by the time they arive in the browser, there is no jsp left in the page. so you cant control html page printing from java no. There is a way to do this for java applications but its an entirely different matter and involves the printing api
http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/2D/forDevelopers/sdk12print.html
[ July 04, 2002: Message edited by: chanoch wiggers ]

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