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by Kenneth Brown - 3 years ago (2020-02-24)
I have a table with a variable number of entries. I want to print the table using table headers and a controlled number of lines per page.
1. by adriano ghezzi - 3 years ago (2020-02-29) Reply
Please let me understand what do you mean for 'page' 1. html doesn't have "page breaks" but you can print paginated rows with a paginator 2. if you means printed page on paper it is possible print rows on a file and insert a page break after after the reqistd numbers of rows the page braks will be interpreted by the printer nextx rows on a new page even if there is more space on the current page.
2. by Kenneth Brown - 3 years ago (2020-02-29) in reply to comment 1 by adriano ghezzi Comment
I hadn't run across the term "paginator" in the past. I'll see what I can find under that topic around the web. [My <table> has a border; I need to show the bordered table and the header row on each page that is sent to the printer, preferably without counting rows since the user may zoom somewhat uncontrolled.] Thanks for the pointer!
As adriano already wrote, there are no page breaks, headers and footers for printing in HTML. The easiest way to solve your problem could be to create a PDF file. This can be solved with the classic FPDF package, which does not require any further extensions. As far as I understand your concerns correctly, the package supports all the functions you expect. In the meantime, the project is being continued on a separate page and kept up to date. There you will also find extensive documentation, tutorials and a user forum.
1. by Kenneth Brown - 3 years ago (2020-02-29) Reply
I've used FPDF for a few months now, and it does create documents remarkably easily - if one has a background in typography. My <table> has a border; I need to show the bordered table and the header row on each page that is sent to the printer, preferably without counting rows. I'll wade into the <table> features of FPDF to see whether I can make that work. Thanks for the recommendation!
2. by Kenneth Brown - 3 years ago (2020-03-02) in reply to comment 1 by Kenneth Brown Reply
Page printing via FPDF did solve my printing issue, although I had to write my own routine to monitor the current printing position, height of the next row, and page height to decide when to create a new page before continuing the printing. Having a background in typography never hurts!