Printer Properties for your Ebook

Applies to HTML Viewer, IE Browser publications.

The “printer” component sets properties for the printer and handles how HTML pages of your ebook / publication are printed. Depending on the type of publication you are working on, properties are different.

IE Browser Printer

For IE Browser publications only.

List of properties

  • FooterText, HeaderText: sets the text to be displayed at the bottom/top of each printed HTML page. The options are the same as for Internet Explorer.

  • OverrideDefOptions: if set to True, the publication will use your settings (FooterText, HeaderText) to print the HTML page. Otherwise, the default user settings are taken into account. These settings are ignored for the Print Preview window, however they will be applied for the final real printing job. Finally, OverrideDefOptions will work only if ShowPageSetup is turned off.

  • PrintLandScape: determines how the page is printed.

  • PrintMarginXYZ: the Print Margin Properties determine the margin dimensions when printing. Dimensions are in centimeters and you can enter floating values. Note that some margin values may be refused by Internet Explorer because they are not compatible with the printer.

  • ShowPageSetup: lets the end user customize the print output (header, footer, margins…). Not compatible with OverrideDefOptions.

HTML Viewer Printer

For HTML Viewer publications only.

List of properties

  • FooterAlign, HeaderAlign: specifies how footer/header text is aligned within the document page.

  • FooterBGColor, HeaderBGColor: the color of the background (white generally) for the footer/header.

  • FooterText, HeaderText: sets the text (HTML tags allowed) to be displayed at the bottom/top of each printed HTML page. At this time you can only use the two variables %DOCTITLE% (current HTML document’s title) and %PAGENUM% (current page number).

  • PrintBackground: if true, then the page’s background will be printed too (including background images).

  • PrintMarginXYZ: the Print Margin Properties determine the margin dimensions when printing. Dimensions are in centimeters and you can enter floating values.

  • PrintMonochromeBlack: if set, monochrome printers will always print black. This is set by default since some monochrome printers apparently will not print anything but black.

  • PrintScale: determines the scale of the printed output. The default value is 1,0 which scales a “screen inch” to one inch on the printer. Larger values allow more print per page and smaller values magnify the printing. Values of 0,75 to 1,25 would be appropriate.

  • PrintTableBackground: if set, allows Table background colors to be printed. This is set by default.


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