Browsers and Print Size
Date: Around 1999
I have a question that is not directly related to ENC, but deals with html
pages. I'm hoping someone can help me.
I have put a graphic online. (scanned at 72 ppi, jpg)
I have constrained the display width and height so that it displays fine on
both a Mac and PC (about 7 inches wide, 10 inches tall)
When printed on a Mac, it fills the page appropriately (7x10), But when
printed on a PC, it prints much smaller (like 5x7).
I need the viewers to get a printout that is the same exact size, no matter
if they print from a Mac or PC.
Does anyone know if there is an html tag to constrain the print size? It
must have to do with the resolution (Mac 72, PC 96 ppi), but I don't know
how to resolve it and my school needs an image posted that will print
consistently in size.
This is not an HTML issue, this is a browser issue. There might be a
setting inside the particular browser that will allow you to print to scale,
but I don't know.
Instead, I would take your image and export it as an Adobe PDF document.
This way you will have the best possible quality at the exact same size no
matter where you open the file. See http://www.adobe.com and click Acrobat
for more information.
Unfortunately Netscape (and I believe Internet Explorer) prints based on
your screen resolution. Even if you solve the PC-Mac problem you might
still be out of luck based on the user's computer resolution setting.
As far as I know the best way to get everyone the same picture the best way
is to use a web publisher such as Adobe Acrobat.
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