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First page prints blank in IE if there is more than one page RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I print a webpage in IE, the first page will show the header and footer, but the rest of the page is blank - but only if there is more than one page to the printout. Anything after the first page prints normally. To clarify, it prints fine if there is only one page. Also, it does not matter what printer I choose.

    The problem does not occur in Firefox, nor in Windows XP - only on Windows 7 machines. Also, it is only specific webpages that this happens on (not all of them) - possibly a javascript problem behind the scenes or something like that? I can't upgrade to IE9 as the website I'm having this problem on is not compatible with IE9. I've tried toggling compatibility mode, "Print Background" and "Enable Shrink-to-Fit" in Page Setup, as well.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions!

    P.S. This is an intranet page at work, but it will likely take more than a month before they can apply a fix. I'm just hoping that I can set up an easy workaround in the meantime. Original post: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_7/first-page-prints-blank-in-ie-if-there-is-more/c3f9d3da-671a-4d65-a7b4-75f68edfcb95

    • Edited by Zepfanman Monday, February 6, 2012 1:49 PM Formatting fixed
    Monday, February 6, 2012 1:48 PM

Answers

  • When I print a webpage in IE, the first page will show the header and footer, but the rest of the page is blank - but only if there is more than one page to the printout.


    There are existing hotfixes available that you probably already have but might not have applied because they are only applied on the QFE/LDR track.  I think it would be a good idea for you to get on the QFE/LDR track for the modules involved to see if that changes your symptom.

     

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_programs/outlook-express-6-outlook-2000-and-outlook-2003/8e795be3-aa51-4d98-be2a-fdd28d886d19?page=1&tm=1315507686964

     

    Also, instead of trying "Shrink to Fit" I would go the other way and try Landscape.   Another workaround which was known to work before that hotfix was created is to inhibit any images in the document being printed.  If that is applicable in your case it would be useful as a diagnostic at least, even if it is not a satisfactory workaround.

     

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Monday, February 6, 2012 4:34 PM
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