How to Add a Printer Friendly Link to Your Drupal Webpages

 

If you have a Drupal website that you upload some great content onto, you’re likely to have a lot of users wanting to make print outs of your site and various pages. However, what most users wishing to print any webpage will have likely found out is that they’re often not very printable, and often the only thing there is to do is copy the content that they’re trying to print onto a Word document – something that can be a bit of an inconvenience. However, this doesn’t have to be the case with your Drupal site – follow this easy tips to add a printer friendly link and keep your users happy.

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Print Friendly

In order to make a webpage print friendly, there are a number of changes that need to be made to the HTML and CSS coding. If you’re a coding guru you’ll probably be clued up on how to do this by yourself, however if like most of us you’re not fluent in the languages of HTML and CSS you’ll be glad to know that there are a number of applications and websites you can use to add a printer friendly button to your Drupal site with just a few clicks. Print Friendly is just one of these – and you can have the button added to your site in no time by just copying some code – easy!

Testing

Before you publish your Drupal website, it’s a good idea to test the printer friendly button first in order to make sure that your webpages are printing out exactly how you want them to. In order to make sure that your pages print well, why not use a HP rm1 6405 maintenance kit to keep your printer in the best shape. It’s a good idea to print a copy in both color and black and white to ensure that your viewers have a high standard of quality available in both options, although bear in mind that your viewers will have different printers and that quality will vary – you can’t do much about a viewer’s bad quality printer, but at least you can make the page as printer friendly as possible for the best result.

PDF

As well as adding a button onto your Drupal page to make it printer friendly, it might also be a good idea to add a button to your site that allows viewers to read and print it in PDF format. This is great if your site contains a lot of articles and/or blog posts, as PDF files can also be saved a lot easier than a website and are laid out better for easier reading, without all the interactivity of a website that could become distracting for readers wanting to seriously engross themselves in the content.

How did you add a printer friendly button to your Drupal site? If you’d like to share any tips or even share a link to your site with our readers, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.