Printing header in Firefox -
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Wed Jan 31 13:30:02 UTC 2007
> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 22:07 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>> "One set of margins sits inside the other." Perhaps I have a
>> problem here, I never did quite figure why there were two places for
>> setting the top [all four] margin. Can you shed some light on that?
> I've had similar fun and problems (sarcastic tone) with margins and that
> same about-the-page information getting cropped off.
> When you go to print and the print dialogue pops up (you'll probably
> have to initiate printing from the menu, not a hotkey or toolbar icon,
> to get it to pop up), it has options for how the printer will print the
> page (page size, dimensions, etc., that set the printing area. It will
> let you set things to print beyond the point that the printer can
> actually print.
> Firefox's "page setup" menu item, just above "print", in the file menu,
> sets out how Firefox will create pages to be printed. What bits of
> information appear where (top left page title, bottom middle page count,
> and so on), and the gaps around that information and the page body
> You'd want to play with them both, the first one as suits your printer,
> the second one as suits the fonts being used around the page and the
> page content.
> +--------paper edge-------------+
> | |
> | +-- printable area margin -+ |
> | | info about pages | |
> | | +----- page margin ----+ | |
> | | | | | |
> | | | actual page content | | |
> And so on...
> I can remember going through this bother with desk top publishing
> programs, with headers, footers, and page bodies. Even more of a pain
> when you use different printers with different printable areas, and you
> want to print something as close to the edge as you can.
*Ok, after consuming about an acre of pulp wood I believe I have
identified the following:
Page Setup under File allows me to adjust the distance from the top
of the sheet to where the first line of text is printed. 0.4 inches
[Top] seems to work.
File > Print > Properties allows setting of the distance from the
top of the sheet to the header line. I set this to 0.1 inch [Top].
Printing a Footer seems hopeless, but then all I really need is the
URL of the source and that prints nicely in the header.
Page Preview may look good but bears only a slight resemblance's to
what the printer does.
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