That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..
As part of a company policy the user may not be able to change any of the options with IE. I am not looking to override these settings (although if anyone knows how to do this from within VB I'd be very interested). I'm looking for an alternative method of markup that is not effected by the background colours and images option and will therefore always print whether the option is enabled/disabled...
Like I said, once the user sets it in IE you can't change it. it has a lot to do with security..
If the user has disabled it for a reason, no color ink in printer, then what you want is useless..
And even if you wanted to do it from VB then the user has to download it and then run it, you can't run things like that (unless it is a intranet environment and you run an ActiveX script, but only from IE)..
But if the user doesn't have the option to disable it, them why worry about it?..
As I said I am not looking to override the settings. I am just trying to find out if there is another way using HTML that will give me the same results as <span style="background-color: rgb(182,182,175)"> but will always print..
The problem I have is that the print background colours and images is not enabled and general users within our company are not allowed to enable it...
One way would be to use gif images for those bits of background-colored text..
As for printing backgrounds using CSS then see the discussion at.
Which contained links to some stuff on printing using CSS and was about a very similar (if not the same) issue as you're having..
Neil, if images are disabled how is that going to work?? silly old man.
Also, I understand that users can't turn these option on, we do the same at our company, but I fyou try to print wih color you are overriding the setting. when you hit the print button, the OS takes over, not your webpage. well to a certain extent. you can set print headers but you can't override settings...
I assumed he meant background images (certainly the grammatical construction of the sentence would strongly suggest that) and I was suggesting just using a normal image..
I kind of figured that much, I'm just keeping you on your toes..
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