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This is a discussion on How To Print Preview in Chrome ... within the Chrome Tips & Tricks section, part of the Google Chrome category: We all know that one of the big frustrations with Chrome is that there is no Print Preview ... Well, ...


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    Default How To Print Preview in Chrome ...

    We all know that one of the big frustrations with Chrome is that there is no Print Preview...

    Well, I've found a way to do it courtesy of a recently released extension ...

    You might find that this solution is a little contrived but if you really (really) need to have your 'Print Preview' it does work ...

    First you need to install the recently released 'IE Tab for Chrome' [New Ext] IE Tab for Chrome)

    All you need to do now is when you have a page you want to print and really (really) want a 'Print Preview' first, just click on the IE Tab extension button to open the page in IE ...

    The right click context menu on the page will give you all the normal features available in IE which includes 'Print Preview'...

    As I said, bit contrived, but it works

    Just as an aside, for those of you who haven't tried the IE Tab extension it is very good and on a par with what is available in ChromePlus ...
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    When using IE Tab you are actually using the rendering engine of IE and lose the speed advantage of Chrome.
    IE Tab should only be used for sites where Chrome does not work i.e. Active-X operated ones.

    Just my thought...

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    @Luc

    Valid comment, but this is about a work around for print preview NOT using the IE mode for browsing

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    Understood, but seems to me this is like using a canon to shoot a fly

    But anyhow, it works, thanks StevePaul

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    Yeah, I know ....

    But if it gets a few bodies to convert (while Google gets it's collective a*** into gear) it will be worth it ...

    Tbh it doesn't bother me and I don't need it, but hey !, it's all about helping people

    Plus it's something that couldn't be done previously and I like finding obscure solutions to problems ...

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    IT works ok thanks
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    Glad you like it

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    Please note the time and date. Old thread, new message!
    This is still an issue.

    Good idea to use the IE engine. I know, better still, just go back to using IE.

    Consider this please:

    OK. So I've moved to a smaller car. Driving along I can't get passed the thing in frount. Check web sites for sugestions! Answer - pull over and get back into the powerfull one I was driving and, simply do what I wanted to do. Great sugestion use IE's engine.. You've had how long to sort it out?.... If I have to use IE to do something I really really really [yes really] want to do then, others like me will go back to the Ford of software. Chrome is great. The best I have used, but....... For Heavens sake please understand this. Print Preview is NOT a luxury. IT IS nessessary. Unless one thinks paper simply just grows on trees, hem hem, and ink/toner is free..

    Sorry for the rant, but I think a reminder is necessary. Else, guess who is going to remain at most used spot? Do I see the guys at Redmond Ranch smilling? Once this is sorted, I'll have my mates and relatives move to Chrome in a jiffy. Since IE's only stong point is switch on and go. Give us the alternative and, if millions switch from IE, wel! The Redmond boys won't be smilling then.

    Best regards..
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    There's no Print Preview in Google Chrome. You can make your own print button in the bookmarks using Java scrip. The best way of getting any kind of print preview is to use a virtual PDF printer, and just print what you want as a PDF then you can see exactly how the printed document will look.

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    you can make your own print button in the bookmarks using java script :

    Most browsers have a print button so you don’t have to hunt for the correct menu selection or rely on remembering the keyboard combination. You can add a print button to your Bookmarks bar, making it easily accessible any time you need it.

    1. Open Chrome.

    2. Right-click the Bookmarks bar and select Add Page.

    3. In the Name textbox, input the word Print.

    4. In the URL textbox, input the following:
    javascript:window.print()

    5. Make sure that the Bookmarks bar folder is selected and click OK.

    or just drag this link to your Bookmarks bar: Print.

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