Is there a way to prevent the following information from
appearing on a topic, when the topic is printed directly from a
1. <Topic Title> (E.g., “Using the Help
System” This is left-justified and appears at the very top of
2. Page <X> of <Y> (E.g., “Page 1 of
4” This is right-justified and appears at the very top of
3. <Topic Path> (E.g.,
This is left-justified and appears at the very bottom of each
4. <Date Printed> (E.g., “12/21/2006” This
is right-justified and appears at the very bottom of each page.)
This information appears regardless of printer type,
including when I “print” it to a PDF.
I saw another post on here that discussed using style sheets
to hide header and footer information when viewing a topic in the
.chm file, but then displaying it when the topic is printed.
Perhaps there's a way to use a style sheet to suppress the printing
of this info?
Note: My deliverable requires that I be able to print from
the .chm so generating printed doc from the project isn’t an
option. If there isn't a way to accomplish what I described above,
I'll just keep these topics in MS Word format and include them in
the .chm file by adding them to the Baggage Files.
To prevent the header and footer information from appearing
on a topic that is printed, use the following steps:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
Page Setup.... A
Page Setup dialog box appears.
3. Remove the following codes from the
&w&bPage &p of &P 4. Remove the following codes from the
&u&b&d 5. Click
Page Setup dialog box closes.
6. Print the topic. The topic prints without the title, page
numbers, URL, and print date in the header and footer.
Note: If your
.chm file is already open, you don't need to close it and
re-open it for these changes to take effect.
That's good, but each user will have to perform the task on
his own install of IE. I suspect that these are the default options
for each browser install. Accordingly, I suggest including these
steps in your documentation if you intend for the user to print the
topics without that information. (Did that make sense?)