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Thread: Print-able forum pages

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    Hi,

    I just got a question answered, and thought I would like to have a hard copy. But when I look at the printpreview (both in Mozilla SeaMonkey and Internet Exploder) I see a payload squashed in the middle of the print, with large white areas to the two sides.

    Is it possible to add a css for prints? The OpenSuse icon, the menu to the top left, and the big white space is not exactly information I want to see on a print.

    Abel

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    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    until someone can wicker the forums code, try this (yes, it is a
    multi-step process....sorry):

    while looking at the page you wanna keep (in Firefox, and i *guess* many
    others):

    - click 'File' > 'Save page as', and in the save dialog which opens:

    - select a place to save to (desktop would be handy) and in the lower
    right corner spin the dial from "Web page [complete/html only]" to "Text
    Files" and change the file name to end with .txt, then click 'Save'

    - then, on your desktop, locate the file, right click on it, select
    'Open with' and then select your favorite text editor...spend a few
    moments deleting all that stuff you don't need to print [you can delete
    a LOT of 'junk' you won't need, if you just want what was written by a
    human]...then, click on the print icon at the top of most (all??) text
    editors..

    - when done with the file on your desktop, drop it in the trash..

    i bet you would save enough ink in a year to buy a huge building!! and
    your stack of paper notes would be a LOT smaller..

    alternative 1: use nntp to visit the forum and all you get is the
    WORDS....i use thunderbird (painlessly) and everything comes looking
    like a plain old email...if i want to keep the words, i just click
    print....simple.

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    69_rs_ss NNTP User

    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Abel MacAdam
    Hi,

    I just got a question answered, and thought I would like to have a hard
    copy. But when I look at the printpreview (both in Mozilla SeaMonkey and
    Internet Exploder) I see a payload squashed in the middle of the print,
    with large white areas to the two sides.

    Is it possible to add a css for prints? The OpenSuse icon, the menu to
    the top left, and the big white space is not exactly information I want
    to see on a print.

    Abel
    Which forum skin is this happening on and have you tried others to see
    if they have the same issue?

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    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    DenverD Your suggestion of using an nntp is great. I haven't used a news server for years. Is Thunderbird the best shot? What address and server do you hit?

    thanks,

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    > Is Thunderbird the best shot?

    'best' i don't know..
    i just recommend that to the iGen who would puke/die if pushed to try
    Mutt, Pine, slrn, tin, et alii

    you can see a list of free/opensource clients at
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Usenet_newsreaders> i've used
    Pan, Sylpheed and Thunderbird on other flavors...

    i think my favorite of all time was named NeoLogic News (a shareware
    for OS/2)..

    but, here and now i find that thunderbird works, with quirks..
    its all i've gone to the trouble to set up....no trouble
    actually...GUI painless (which is why i recommend it to the iGens)

    however, if you don't already use thunderbird you can probably save
    yourself a HUGE PILE of system resources (not to mention disk space)
    by using what Loni uses (i think), which is either Knode or Claws
    Mail (formerly known as Sylpheed-Claws), or both..


    > What address and server do you hit?


    - support-forums.novell.com

    - port: 119 (default)

    - do NOT click to use SSL

    - it is a wide open server (no ID/Pass, which i do not quite
    understand, since if you use the web side you must id yourself and
    sign in every hour!!); so, do not check "Always request
    authentication when connecting to this server"

    - i use iso-8859-15 Western as the default character encode...which
    works ok, until someone imports UTF-8 and then it is UGLY..

    give it a try, it is retro-fun! (and F A S T )

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    3.5.7, SUSE Linux 10.3, 2.6.22.18-0.2-default #1 SMP i686 athlon

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    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    If you use Seamonkey it already has a news reader built-in & works quite well. Just go to Edit - Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings,when you have Seamonkey mail open & set it up from there

    Andy
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    To do is to be = Descartes.
    Do be do be do = Frank Sinatra

    SuSE user since 7.0,Linux user since 1994

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    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    On 08/19/2008 innodes wrote:
    > DenverD Your suggestion of using an nntp is great.


    Agreed :-)
    http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp

    HTH
    Uwe

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    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    Hi all,

    I just use copy and paste. I save everything that is of interest to me, and print out any of the saved documents that I want.

    Best regards Keith

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    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    Thanks one and all. This is great news, for the printing, but also for a faster sans-graphics option.

    thanks again

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    Rikishi 42 NNTP User

    Default Re: Print-able forum pages

    On 2008-08-19, DenverD <spam.trap@Texan.dk> wrote:
    > you can see a list of free/opensource clients at
    ><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Usenet_newsreaders> i've used
    > Pan, Sylpheed and Thunderbird on other flavors...


    No knode ? Are you a Gnome guy ?


    > i think my favorite of all time was named NeoLogic News (a shareware
    > for OS/2)..


    OMG! Another OS/2 survivor!
    I used Ice/2, if I remember correctly.



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