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Converting from PageBuilder ?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:49 pm
by JohnW
My dad found a web site he wants to print.

It's rather cheesy, but the info is good and it is something my dad is about to do. But, when you try to print from the page, or show a print preview, the page is all screwed up. Appearently, it was done with Yahoo's Pagebuilder utility and it's a MESS, when not viewed in a browser. I tried Netscape, Firefox and Interent Explorer. How can soemthing look OK, but print a complete mess ?

If anyone has a clue on how to just save and print a copy of this that you can actually USE, let me know !

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:38 pm
by 4dsux
How about saving the page, and opening it in MS word, or similar?
edit- doesn't work. I'll try some other things.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:06 am
by 4dsux
well, this is as good as I could do by copy pasting chucks at a time into word. It didn't get the image comments. I guess you could photoshop them in...


Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:05 pm
by JohnW
Your URL is blocked by the filter , where I work, So, I'll check it out, when I get home.

I've thought about just doing screen shots and scrolling down and another screen shot and printing the darnthing as pictures !

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:32 pm
by 4dsux
I was thinking that too. You would probably want to edit the page background to white first, or you would be wasting a lot of ink.

I put it up on my crappy home server too: link

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:41 pm
by 4dsux
I changed the font and background color to better suit screenshot printing:

modified page

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:05 pm
by JohnW
Hey, that should work just fine ! Thanks. I never like the little balloon text stuff the guy had anyway.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:08 pm
by 4dsux
Yay I helped! Its such a nice crowd here, glad to be a part of it!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:18 pm
by JohnW
I actually checked out your first link and got the Word doc of the page and when I saw it was probably too big to e-mail to Dad, I used the other one. The guys pages are rather ugly, but he has good info.