Print Templates, Part IV: User's Settings: A Final Word - Doc JavaScript | WebReference

Print Templates, Part IV: User's Settings: A Final Word - Doc JavaScript


Print Templates, Part IV: User's Settings

A Final Word

In this column we continued our series on print templates. We explained how to impact the page formatting with the user's settings in the Page Setup and Print Dialog boxes. We introduced template6.html, which is a blend of other previously-introduced templates. This template has both dynamic generation of pages, support of headers and footers, and printing with and without a Print Dialog box prompt. We explained how to represent STYLE elements in an object form, how to convert the STYLE's rules to a collection, and how to convert a rule to a style object. Once you have converted all style rules to style objects, you can modify the style objects and update them according to the values stored in the TemplatePrinter element (which reflects the user's settings in the Page Setup and Print Dialog boxes). You can change the settings in the Page Setup and Print Dialog boxes, and see the effect immediately afterwards when you use template6.html as the print template for your document.

In this column you have learned:

You could see the full code listing of template6 on Page 7. Load it from the enclosed zipped file.

http://www.internet.com


Produced by Yehuda Shiran and Tomer Shiran
All Rights Reserved. Legal Notices.
Created: September 24, 2001
Revised: September 24, 2001

URL: http://www.webreference.com/js/column93/8.html