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Are “print” links needed on a website?

What do you think, does a website for a general audience need a "print" link or will the users know how to print the page for themselves (using the browser controls)? Some background: It's not a ...
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Should Printer-Friendly button open a new browser window ?

Reading Common web app usability gotchas? I felt guilty when I read that using a target = "_blank" is a bad thing. I have developed a small web application that format Stack Exchange questions in a ...
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Should printed graphics of a domain start with www, uppercase/lowercase? How to make the user understand that it's a domain?

Consider a car used by a company which has "advertising" printed on it regarding the actual company. How should domains be displayed on such a car? Is there any research regarding this? With a wide ...
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How familiar are users with the “Print to PDF” concept?

We are talking about some solutions at work for printing a summary generated from some interface content in an application. Many users may only want to print this out, but others would like the ...
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“Save to PDF” single or combine label naming choices

I have a web browser for searching records. The returned search results allows user to multi-select multiple records via tick boxes then user can click "Save to PDF" button either as a single ...
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How should one refer to their social network profiles in prints?

In case a person has many different social network profiles, what is the proper way of referring to those profiles in a work that is meant to be printed or may be viewed as an image? For example one ...
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Formatting Web Pages for Printing

I’ve been wondering for a while about the correct way that web pages should be formatted for printing: In my view they should be WYSISWYG. Otherwise you get the situation demonstrated on this page ...
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How to encourage non-techie users to print the high resolution version in a photo gallery?

I am designing a photo gallery site where every picture page has a link for a high resolution version of the picture intended for printing, but I found out that people are simply clicking 'save as...' ...
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Print options dialog

To be able to print from our (Oracle forms) erp application, we need to show a print dialog to the user. The print dialog now is always different, contains technical things like scheduling and ...
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Printing Job Queue Grid display

I'm building a Printing Job Queue Grid Layout which contains 9 columns( Name, Status, Owner, Duration, Material 1, Material 2, Material 3, Material 4, print mode... (relevant for the current printing ...
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Should “Printer Friendly” buttons be used?

I have an intranet application that has a few "printer friendly" buttons on pages users were expected to print, and I really would like to get rid of them. The previous designers didn't know what they ...
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From an application that prints, would users expect a print preview feature?

I am making a medical application, which has the need to generate reports. People want paper copies of the information visible in the application. I am loathe to implement any sort of print preview ...
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How should users be informed when a page is printed differently than displayed?

I have a good deal of users who need to print certain pages of an intranet application for record keeping. We used to have "printer friendly buttons" (I nixed them after asking this question) that ...
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Do people prefer to read text on plain not gradient backgrounds (particularly on printed media)

I am particularly concerned with printed business cards. Assuming it can be printed out in high-enough quality, are gradients distracting to read text that is printed on them? Should business cards ...
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Is print queuing intuitive? [closed]

In every system I know of, users are allowed to print documents while the printer is in use by another user, or out of paper/toner/ink, or warming up, or otherwise not ready to print the document. In ...
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Paper form: best practices for fonts and more precisely to help to identify labels from values?

So I need to transform a web form into a pdf to be sent as an attachment. Technically it is fine, but I need some help about best practices for the appearance of the printable document. I generate ...
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Print mode, will users always print at 8.5 x 11?

So we are setting up a printable coupon page (using a print media query in css) which gives you a good bit of flexibility but it got me wondering; how often are people printing pages outside of 8.5 x ...