Rated 4.1 out of 5
4.1 Stars out of 5
- by Firefox user 16382809, a month agoRated 5 out of 5After 2 hours of frustration, this addon is the only way to print websites without repeated elements. Some of the news outlets I read have repeated elements on top and on the bottom like header or footer, hiding some of the text of their articles when printing. If this addon would also fix the firefox bug, where links are not preserved as such when printing to PDF, then this would be the greatest PDF addon for firefox on the market! Not nice, but actually works!
- by Firefox user 15877518, 7 months agoRated 1 out of 5Absolutely worthless; does not do anything. Try this webpage( https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/50658/thai-peanut-chicken/?printview); second page does not print at all. IE does it just fine!
Developer responseposted 7 months agoWhich buttons did you try on the drop-down panel to fix the problem? Here is an example PDF -- https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ext/Allrecipes_example.pdf -- showing:
(1) Printout from MS Edge for reference
(2) Printout from Firefox 75 without any modifications (content after page 1 is lost)
(3) Printout from Firefox 75 after clicking the "Allow Page Breaks *LIGHT*" button on this extension's drop-down panel to fix the pagination
(4) Printout from Firefox 75 after also clicking the "Use Basic Fonts" button to make the text searchable, which is useful if you are printing to PDF
Hopefully this example illustrates how it is designed to work and will get you the results you're looking for.
- by Firefox user 14520466, a year agoRated 4 out of 5While I truly appreciate the effort, unfortunately I had to uninstall it because the overall user experience is quite painful. Buttons are displayed but clicking on them seems to have no effect, I suspect they work like check-boxes, sort of. Still a lot of manual work to do, in order to get the layout right, and the result still not ideal (lots of junk on top, title truncated, tested here: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614605/sorryorganic-farming-is-actually-worse-for-climate-change). Praise to the developer and shame to the W3C if in 2019 we still need add-ons for the most basic features.
=== Edit after reply ===
Thanks for your kind answer. I would then suggest to turn the buttons into check boxes, the proper controls for this, maybe also with some mouseover tooltips to explain the meaning. Without seeing a preview in real time, it's really hard to make an informed decision, even though it's good to see that even without selecting any of those options and just opening the preview, it works nicely. It's actually the only add-on that allows me to nicely print a full reddit page. I would also suggest to not hide the firefox window but leave it in the background, as a reference (the add-on should not open a modal). Just a minor thing. Thanks for the hard work, after testing several options I find that the add-on is the thing that works better.
Developer responseposted a year agoHi Firefox user 14520466, thank you for your comments. Most of the buttons inject changes that are not visible until you use Print Preview. You need to preview after each change. I would prefer if I could integrate the extension into the Preview page, but I don't think there is a way to do that.
Meanwhile, that MIT Technology Review page is tricky. This could be a case where you want to use Reader View (look for the icon in the address bar) or the equivalent "Simplify Page" checkbox on Firefox's Print Preview screen to isolate the article content.
If you wanted to print with more of the other stuff on the page:
I updated the extension with a new button at the top of the drop-down that is much more selective in the changes it makes (*LIGHT* button in version 1.2). In order to avoid the repeated top menu bar on each page, or having to remove that bar, it's best to scroll back to the top of the article before printing.
(One day later) In version 1.3, I switched to automatically displaying Print Preview after each change. Hopefully this will be more convenient for most people. You can revert the behavior if you know you need to use multiple options on a page and don't want to have to cancel Print Preview in between.
- by Rick216, a year agoRated 5 out of 5Really useful when page breaks screw up the printout, covering up some of the text at the top of many pages. Just a click on Allow Page Breaks fixed it pronto. I haven't even tried other functions yet, but the page break solution and its simplicity alone was worth 5 stars. Sometimes I can solve that kind of thing -- with a bit more effort -- with the excellent PrintWhatYouLike, but not this time.