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Old June 6th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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Default name/address labels from a mySQL db

how do I format a page so that it is accurately printable? Specifically, I have a mySQL db on a linux server with php pages providing view/search/update access from windows PCs, and I want to make printable pages available on the PCs. Are there php report generator type packages, or something, which can do this? Anything that already handles standard format label pages? Should I build pdf pages, or something?

 
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I'd use CSS and create a print style sheet, whereas you can style a document for print directly from a browser window.

<style type="text/css" media="print">

    /* Style rules for printed media here */

</style>

With a print style sheet you can format a page for print just like you would format a page for display in a browser. Use the print preview feature of a browser to view changes to the print style sheet.

If you want something fancier then pdf would be the way to go.

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