Tall image on web page is truncated when printing?

Subject: Tall image on web page is truncated when printing?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 08:50:24 -0400

Christine Anameier reports: <<I have a tall, tall screen capture--about
three screens' worth, assembled in Photoshop to look like one image... When
I put it on a web page and try to print the page, the image is lopped off at
the bottom of page 1.>>

Sounds like your basic Internet Explorer printing bug; I'll bet you IE is
simply trying to fit the entire image on page 1 (rather than rasterizing it
separately for each screen--the parts that don't fit on page 1 must
obviously be truncated since IE can't print on paper that doesn't exist).

Fortunately, there's a simple solution: break the single image into discrete
chunks, then place each chunk in a table, with the text that describes that
text in the right column. If you set the space between rows (cell border and
padding) to zero, the image should print as a single seamless vertical strip
across multiple pages. You may still end up with truncation problems, since
IE sometimes loses track of the page bottom in my experience and chops off
half the last line of text. But at least you're closer to a solution.

On the assumption that nothing is ever simple with computers, here's what to
do if this doesn't work: Exactly the same thing, but put each chunk of image
in its own table, with the descriptive text in the right column, and with a
line of blank space between tables. Same basic effect, but you're not
relying on IE to stitch tables together properly. If necessary (here and in
previous suggestion), manually insert blank lines to force the text and
images to fit where you want them to on the page.

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