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From Rick Gigger <r...@alpinenetworking.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] php & html
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2006 18:06:22 GMT
> i'm afraid pdf format will be very slow.  so, it's not an option  
> for me. i'm looking for a method (css or javascript) to set the  
> size or print area of the page, like 8. 5 x 5.5 inches to print  
> forms, or 3.5 x 2 inches to print labels, or 7.5 x 3.5 inches to  
> print inventory tags, or any other size.

css can use several different types of units.  Some are actual  
physical space.  Some are based on pixels.  Just use the ones based  
on actual space.

This may have some helpful hints:
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/goingtoprint/

or google css printing.   It will come up with a lot of useful info.

>
> So, my question is can we set table size or div tag or any other  
> tag to be exact 8.5" x 5.5" or 3.5" x 2" or any other size?
>
> I realize this top becomes non-php related, but I hope someone can  
> help me out.
>
> Thank you so much,
> JC
>
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2006, Rick Gigger wrote:
>
>> Is there css that is designed specifically for printing?  If so do  
>> you have a link to some documentation on this?
>>
>> I have the same problem but use pdf for everything.  It is a pain  
>> though. Since there is no fop implementation in php (unless you  
>> want to also run java) I have started writing my own xml -> pdf  
>> engine (not to any standard just one that does what I need).  It  
>> speeds things up a lot most of time. Updating the engine takes  
>> time though.
>>
>> Rick


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