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Thanks to all who replied. While PDF might be the
answer, our intranet users were polled and they
overwhelmingly rejected PDFs (we created two versions
of all documents for while: html & pdf; and asked
users to tell us which they preferred).
So I'm stuck with HTML.
I did find one method that does prevent printing a page,
but it only works in IE....well, it *sort* of works in Netscape,
too: but it locks the printer up! (not acceptable)
Another thing I haven't tried yet but it oughta work (?)
is to display these documents in a separate browser
window that does NOT have the menu or toolbar. Anyone
know how users respond to this? Personally, I dislike
extra browser windows popping up all over the place!
By the way, we *do* have notices on several top-level
pages that tell people "Don't print from your browser"
and what to do instead. People are very selective in
what they read!
Jessica N. Lange mailto:jlange -at- oee -dot- com
Technical Communicator, Ohio Electronic Engravers, Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Altom
> As a practical matter, HTML is not the format to use when you want to
> disable printing.
> A far easier and more reliable way is to render your doc as a PDF, then
> disable the printing in the PDF and lock it. That way, you have to be a