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Problem in print printer friendly version

Conie Ooi
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Joined: Jun 09, 2002
Posts: 31
Hi, I need to implement a print printer friendly version of the jsp pages. Some of the pages contain table. If my table has a lot of columns until I need to scroll to view the whole table, so how am I going to implement the printer friendly of the page?
Can you advice on how to implement this? Thanks a lot...
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16228

Because web browsers and printing systems vary so much, you can't really make a consistent printed output that way. If you want the report to look right regardless of who's printing it, you should create it in PDF form.
There are 2 major paths to do this.
1. Use a PDF-creation utility such as gnujpdf
( or one of its commercial equivalents.
2. Use the "FOP" XML-formatted print facility (

Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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