Help talk:Printable

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Broken[edit]

So, it seems that this is broken? When I append &printable=yes to the URL nothing changes. Is this a monobook problem? ARF

I think it was deemed not needed because this version is printed, even though it is not on the screen. However, it is also useful for saving the page.--Patrick 08:36, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)

The examples on the page don't seem to work, so I'm guessing that it is broken.

The example using the {{PAGENAME}} template doesn't seem to work, it doesn't include the namespace tag. Probably a general problem of that template? --Katya 14:08, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Printable link put in a template[edit]

I created a reference to using variables to make a nice link to the print version of the current page. Does anyone know about templating enough to slap that messy code in an easily-used template? If so, please note my talk page to let me know! -- Sy / (talk) 11:46, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)

Removing printability for a section of content[edit]

I have a hand-made header which I don't want to appear on the printable version. Can I do something like this?:

<div class="p-navigation"> do not appear on the print-ready version </div>

I also see that there are some other style blocks listed here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:User_style#Major_style_blocks

note me on my talk page if you've got an answer -- Sy / (talk) 14:46, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Hide external URL[edit]

How can I prevent the URLs of external links from printing? --Paulh 17:01, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I get the effect I want by switching the skin to Classic, but I don't want to have to do that each time I print. --Paul 18:53, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
I figured it out. I commented out this section in commonPrint.css:

#content a.external.text:after, #content a.external.autonumber:after {
/* Expand URLs for printing */
content: " (" attr(href) ") ";
}

If anyone finds a better solution, let me know. Thanks, --Paul 19:17, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
To change to Classic view.[1] Odessaukrain 19:42, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
I also understand that in later versions of Wikipedia (1.10+?) an editor can change the CSS on a per page basis. Odessaukrain 19:53, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Page Breaks[edit]

Is there a way to encourage page breaks in a printable version of a page (e.g., to put a new sub-section on its own page). Should there be? 165.134.187.225 20:36, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

I would like to know this as well - we use a wiki at our student organization to compose and file meeting agendas and minutes which often include appendixes. It would be useful if we could force these appendixes to print out on their own pages, separate from the body. --194.100.41.70 08:51, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Nm, found a way to do it by editing the printing css. :) --194.100.41.70 09:48, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Link to Printable versions?[edit]

When I click on a link in the Printable version of a page (like RGB, the link gives me the non-printable version. Is there any way to make it go to the Printable version instead?

The reason for this question, is that I try to use Adobe Acrobat to tie together several pages. The ideal would be choose the menu option to generate pdf from web page, and take something like RGB with two levels, so I get links to all the explaining pages as well.

I do not intend to do this with a public Wiki, but an internal wiki with a limited number of links. Mlewan 12:17, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

visibility of wikilinks in print[edit]

I am quite a lot dissapointed that there is not way how to print the page - as it is on the screen - I mean even with the visible (blue) wikilinks. Is there any option how to allow this option to happen? Would there be such desire among other editors also? It would be nice to implement some print options - while chosing the printable version of the page.

Why could be that helpfull?

  • If I would like to print for editorial needs (1) or for intensive study purposes (2) it would be nice to understand wich words are actually linked and subseqently
    1. develope an idea, where to put new links
    2. or mark down to the text notifications where to search for further, subsequent studies

--Reo On|+|+ 18:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

You can edit (or create) your monobook.css (for Wikipedia Czech), or your monobook.css (for Wikipedia English), and add:
a {text-decoration:underline !important}
...assuming you use the default Monobook skin. If you're willing to live with it, this will underline all wikilinks on the non-printable version of pages, but also on the printable versions. Hope this helps. —XhantarTalk
Yet again, I thank you also here. It helps. --Reo On|+|+ 22:15, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Printable version on the sidebar[edit]

How do I display the "Printable version" in the sidebar? I have my own menus where I want to create it in. Thank you. M Pretorius

Any Ideas?