RE: Disabling Print

Subject: RE: Disabling Print
From: "Jessica N. Lange" <jlange -at- oee -dot- com>
To: "TechWR-L" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 12:35:29 -0500

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)

http://www.insidedhtml.com/tips/styles/ts13/page3.asp

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!

Still looking,
Jessica

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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





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Re: Disabling Print: From: Tim Altom

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