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dmc

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Hi,

Does anyone know how to create a print friendly version of forms? What i mean is how do i add a stylesheet reference, i tried adding a stylesheet link to the efolder.aspx page but this did not work. The form contents seems to be contained in an iFrame on the efolder.aspx page which in turn calls eFolderFormContents.ashx with a querystring to pull back the relevant folder data. When i view source in the mid section of the form it does not contain the the stylesheet link that i added to the efolder.aspx page.

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bigfootger

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hi,

we have many ways to realize this. there is a third party tool called swift which converts a form into a pdf. we use formscape another thirdparty tool which generates high complex pdf based on the process data,  pdf libaries to generate our pdf with .net code. another one is: get the folder data as xml and apply a xslt stylesheet and produce a html output or with xsl-fo a pdf output.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the response.

We use a PDF library for generating PDF's but i was hoping there was some way to simply add a css style definition to the the form so that users have the option to print the 'printer friendly' version of the form.

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You can inject HTML into an e-Work form by putting HTML into the caption of a label. I guess you could add a link to a printer friendly stylesheet this way. I don't know if IE copes with it not being in the <head> section though.

I'd be interested to know if you get this working. We've always used external HTML or external PDF forms for printer friendly versions.
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Thanks Doogal,

I have found how to add a css stylesheet ref to the form, within the web/ie/XSl dir there is an eworkForm.xsl stylsheet. In here there is a <head> definition section in which you can add a style sheet ref
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link rel="stylesheet" media="print" href="ie/css/print.css"/>
 
I am now able add a 'printer friendly' link on the forms :)
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Cool, I'd love to see your CSS when it's complete. Things that may be a problem are grids (especially when there is more than one page) and memos with text outside the viewable area. 

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does anyone have such a "print friendly" css for v9 ?
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