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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.

http://www.mustangsteve.com/granadadiscs.html

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...

link

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.