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Okay, please understand I'm fully aware this will come off sounding snarky. I really don't intend it that way. But I'm dead serious with my questions.
Why do you care? To me anything intended primarily for Browser or Help Viewer display is intended from the onset to be viewed on the screen, not on paper. So if a user chooses to print, they get what they get. What happens with popup links on the page if printed? For that matter, what happens with standard hyperlinks? Would you want each referenced page printed too as the on-screen information may not make sense without it? The question then becomes how far down the rabbit hole do you really want to go?
So what's in the Header and Footer of the topic that is bothersome when printed?
My thought is that if someone is printing from the browser, it's only temporary anyway. They probably aren't printing with an intent to build a book and take it to a printer for publication.
Ok, point taken.
My header contains a toolbar, with buttons for printing, bookmarking, emailing, etc and my footer contains a short copyright statement and a "top of page" link. I agree with you, there's no real need to remove them. A lot of websites offer a print friendly option and I was just trying to see if it was possible. I guess I'm just a perfectionist!
Hold up. Topic Headers and Footers do not survive into printed documentation. Something at the top of your page and something at the bottom of the page will print but not in the Word header and footer area.
A lot of people have wanted that and nobody managed it. One person claimed to have done it but investigation showed they hadn't. What was happening there was they had two metatags resulting from having imported a Word document.
<meta name=Originator content=ImportDoc>
<meta name=OriginalFile content="filename.doc">
This caused their headers and footers to be printed at the top and bottom of each page but not as headers and footers, it was in fact in the body of the page.
I would love to see a sample project that can generate a RH header and footer as a Word header and footer.
You're right. The first post mentions the browser. Doh!