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Re: Font Size in FireFox

  • Subject: Re: Font Size in FireFox
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:43:58 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Will A wrote:

> crjunk@earthlink.net wrote:
>> First, let me say that I know that doing something like preventing the
>> user from changing the font size is never a good thing from a usability
>> standpoint.
>> Let me explain why I'm trying to do this.  I'm trying to recreate an
>> online payment invoice that looks very similar to the hard copy invoice
>> we mail out to our customers.  The user will be able to print out this
>> invoice from their web browser and mail it in along with their payment.
>>  The web browser printout needs to be similar in size to the invoice we
>> mail out.  I would prefer to create the invoice as a PDF for the user,
>> but because of deadline time constraints, I do not have this luxury.
>> I have found examples on how to limit the size of text in IE, but this
>> solution does not work in FireFox.  Is there a way to "lock" the size
>> of text in Fireox?
>> Thanks,
>> CR Junk
> (First post, might be getting in over my head, but here goes.)
> Try using a separate print-media stylesheet, with font sizes in pixels:
> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="print.css" media="print" />
> While the font size can also be changed there, using Print Preview, I
> doubt many people will do so.

I have just put this to the test under Firefox. The change of stylesheet to
a printer-friendly one will not affect the selected font size/focus. If the
user got the settings to suit short-sightendness, for example, not even the
alternative stylesheet will stand in his/her way. Probably only a browser
hack will do the trick.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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