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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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Using warnings to reduce printer waste

I've seen where businesses try to limit printing usage by limiting users from printing more than 100 or so pages per month with an application like this: download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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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 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 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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How to implement this print button?

I have been asked to add a new print feature to a website. Current setup The page allows users to search for information Information is displayed in a table Each table row can be expanded to ...
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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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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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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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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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UX considerations for printing a UI screen

Consider a scenario, where a dashboard sort of UI screen having multiple graphs is present. The design, as it should be, has functionality such that, when one hovers on multiple data points in a ...
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Print-Button on expose

I have been thinking and thinking and thinking about this topic. I've researched multiple sources and theories. None of these was near to what we do, probably because of the pretty unique german ...
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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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UX Guidelines for Responsive Web Design of Print Button?

Some quick questions are: As a part of responsive web design, website contains print article option, but should there be a print option/button in an Tablet or Mobile version of the Desktop website? ...
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Ux for checkout with less clicks

UX suggestions for making the checkout process more easy with less number of clicks. In the current Scenario - The user will add tickets to cart and navigates to the checkout screen where the user ...
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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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Hiding header, navigation, footer when printing

When printing the informational content on a web page, I do not want to print the navigation, menu, header, or footer. I would want to include the URL of the page so that I can find it again (and ...
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How to fit tabular report with > 30 columns fit onto a single print page

Please excuse my English and nay grammatical errors you observe. I am trying to create a report in SSRS, the data-set contains more than 30 columns. The issue is that all columns don't fit onto a ...
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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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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 ...
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How to make a printed gTLD name apparently a URL meant to be typed in by users?

I'm making a full page ad and have a short link that users will hopefully enter into their browser to learn more and place a purchase. It is a generic top level domain, but pretty short, then has a ...
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Should an ATM display the balance on-screen after transaction?

If an ATM could prompt users the summary of what they have done onscreen, would it be of any value in saving time, printer and paper?
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Print different thing from same screen

I need some help on how to present many different print possibility from the same ribbon. Right now it is made as two print drop down action buttons, one to print the checklist and one to print the ...
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How to make HTML-dashboards of SPA printable?

We have a SPA (Single Page Application) SaaS product (https://www.webbsc.at/home/) which displays user's financial data and analysis. Obviously it would be great if the user could print the data to ...
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Related information or different information on the right

I am looking at designing a information sheet that will 99% of the time be printed out. I am scratching my head a little over a simple choice I have. Thinking about it there are three main layout ...