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Print Templates, Part II: TemplatePrinter: Assembling the Print Template - Doc JavaScript


Print Templates, Part II: TemplatePrinter

Assembling the Print Template

What's new in this print template, compared to the print template we presented in Column 89, (Print Templates, Part I), is that it includes the TEMPLATEPRINTER element. The TEMPLATEPRINTER element is very rich in methods and properties which accommodate many of your printing and previewing needs. Here is how you define a TEMPLATEPRINTER element with ID="printer":

<IE:TEMPLATEPRINTER ID="printer"/>

Notice that this TEMPLATEPRINTER element is defined in the IE namespace. You define the XML namespace in the opening HTML element:

<HTML XMLNS:IE>

Also notice that the TEMPLATEPRINTER element does not have a closing tag. It must have a forward slash (/) before its closing bracket.

This print template is ready to print or preview the first two pages of a document. We explained how to handle a variable number of pages in Column 89, Print Templates, Part I. Each page is contained in a LAYOUTRECT element, which in turn is included in a DEVICERECT element. Read more on these elements in Column 89. The CONTENTSRC attribute of the first page's LAYOUTRECT element points to "document" which is the currently-loaded document. Here is the whole BODY section:

<BODY>
<IE:TEMPLATEPRINTER ID="printer"/>
<IE:DEVICERECT ID="page1" CLASS="masterstyle" MEDIA="print">
	<IE:LAYOUTRECT ID="layoutrect1" CONTENTSRC="document"
  CLASS="contentstyle" NEXTRECT="layoutrect2"/>
</IE:DEVICERECT>
<IE:DEVICERECT ID="page2" CLASS="masterstyle" MEDIA="print">
	<IE:LAYOUTRECT ID="layoutrect2" CLASS="contentstyle"
  ONLAYOUTCOMPLETE="setTimeout('CheckIfPrintRequested()', 100)"/>
</IE:DEVICERECT>
</BODY>

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