///No Print Script

No Print Script

No Print Script

Sometimes you might want to protect your online documents from printing. So in that case this little simple script might help. Please note that putting this script does not secure your document, users will still be able to ‘copy it and paste it’ in the word document and still be able to print it, if you want to secure your document you need other scripts that disable selecting or saving the page..etc.

<style type="text/css" media="print">
body { display: none; }
</style>

Put the above script between the <head> </head> tags in your page. It will make your page empty when it is printed. The code is fairly simple to understand, however let’s go through one line at a time.

<style type="text/css" media="print"> Here we declare that the following script is a CSS Script and media is print which means it is intended for paged, opaque material and for documents viewed on screen in print preview mode.

body { display: none; }

Sets the body of the page to blank when the page is printed.

Note: This is especially useful when you don’t want some of the pages on your website to be printed and only be read online. Of course you cant protect the content of the page with this script alone, because cut and paste still would print work here. That is another issue which is not discussed here.

2010-05-26T11:03:09+00:00 May 31st, 2005|CSS|0 Comments

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