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Re: SIGIA-L: Murphy's law of printing web pages
From: mantruc (javier_at_msm.cl)
Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 11:58:44 EDT
i'm victim of it everyday, i use "letter" format, but paper size seems
not to be a factor here, since the articles one prints are not the same
Betsy Martens wrote:
> For years the sole reason that I preferred Internet Explorer over Netscape
> Navigator was that IE had a print preview option which enabled me tell in
> advance just what would be on each page, and thus to specify exactly how
> many pages to print.
it looks like a nice solution, i'll start using it.
> While this might sound obsessively paper-conscious
> (even for an information architect), I did this for reasons of time, since
> it takes awhile to load and print each page. Better fewer, but better.
i for one, am paper-conscious because i'm environmentally conscious, and
my mind associates directly a stack of paper with a chopped tree.
> As for the extent of Web page printing: almost everyone I know that works at
> a computer for hours every day follows the same practice, i.e., printing out
> material for reading offline. I would be interested to see stats on the
> general population's practice.
i also print whatever i'll read that's longer than a couple of
paragraphs, and i agree that it's an important issue to consider while
developing our page layouts.
i'd also like to see some kid of study for this.
Javier Velasco M. - nurun Chile
Information Architect - http://www.nurun.cl
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