Need a solution to decently print web pages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bostich, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 4, 2012
    #1
    I just switched from Windows to Mac and still haven't found a good way to print web pages on paper or as pdf. Specifically, I am having troubles with header / footer margins and file sizes.

    When using Firefox on Windows I can adjust print scale (in %) and margins so that any page I print looks good. pdf file size for a test page with a picture was 200 KB.

    On OSX 10.7 I am having the following issues:

    Safari:
    Space between header / footer and page top / bottom is much too large. There seems to be no way of changing it.
    pdf file size for the same page is 435 KB, which is acceptable.

    Chrome:
    pdf file size is much too large: 1.6 MB!
    Header / footer margins better than Safari but still too large and not customizable.
    No page scaling is possible.

    Firefox:
    There is no print preview!
    pdf file size much too large: 1.6 MB
    Header / footer margins: Same problem as with Safari

    So is there a solution that lets me
    - adjust print scale
    - and adjust header / footer margins
    - and create small pdf files?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    It may or may not meet all your requirements, but check out Paparazzi!.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 4, 2012
    #3
    Not really, no.

    In theory I should be able to set print margins in Safari. There's an option to define custom paper sizes. In that menu you can set a "non-printable area". But the settings I make there have no effect at all. Does anybody know if this is a bug?
     

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