RE: Printing multiple HTML pages at once?

Subject: RE: Printing multiple HTML pages at once?
From: "Dan Hall" <dhall -at- san-carlos -dot- rms -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 09:05:03 -0500


Educate your users! Why would they print HTML? Ugh!

Point to a pdf for those who "need" a printed copy.

<quietly grumbling> Printed HTML? who _are_ those people?
No page breaks, fixed margins, no page numbering
Use the most appropriate.., grumble, mumble, mmfmm.
</quietly grumbling>

Dan D

Dan Hall
Sr. Technical Writer
SchlumbergerSema RTEMS

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-72045 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-72045 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Andrea
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 2:59 PM
Subject: Printing multiple HTML pages at once?


We have a Getting Started document for one of our products that has been
written as HTML.
Basically, I have a banner frame across the top and a contents pane on the
left side that remain static.
The main frame has about 25 HTML pages and you can go through them
sequentially using Next and Previous "buttons" or jump around to specific
pages using the Contents pane. Most of the pages are pretty short.

One reviewer of the most recent version complained that the document could
only be printed one page at a time. To my understanding, the only way to
print all of the information at once is to put everything in one long HTML
file so there is only one page to print and have the Contents pane link to
bookmarks instead of pages, or to keep the original the way it is now and
have a 2nd version with all of the information in one long HTML file (or
PDF) that the reader can link to and print.

The first option just wouldn't look as good as it does now, and the second
option increases the amount of work to maintain the document since all
changes will need to be done twice. Can anyone offer another option that I'm
overlooking. Is there a way to print several HTML files with one click?


Andrea Kelso
akelso -at- accelio -dot- com


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