Printing Web Pages

Successfully transferring a web page to paper can be as simple as clicking a button, although complex page designs require some preparation for best results.

To print a full web page that doesn't include frames, click the Print button on the Standard toolbar. This action sends the current page to the printer without displaying any additional dialog boxes. Internet Explorer scales the page to fit on the standard paper size for the default printer. The entire web document prints, complete with graphics, even if only a portion of the page is visible in the browser window.

Tip

By default, Internet Explorer ignores any background images or colors when printing. That behavior is by design, because most of these decorations simply ...

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