Printer-Friendly for Typepad
February 8, 2007 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Is there an easy-to-follow method for automating printer-friendly pages for Typepad?

I would like to create a link attached to each post, so the user can click on it and have a printer-friendly page of that post open in a new window. The printer-friendly page would use a simple template and stylesheet, separate from the regular stylesheet. I don’t know how to automate this so each individual archive includes this option.

I've searched for and found a method for Movable Type (see here), but it needs a more advanced set-up than Typepad offers (blocked at the latter part of Step 2). Has anybody created a printer-friendly Typepad setup and is willing to share? Thanks.
posted by Blue Buddha to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Why don't you use a simple print.css next to your normal stylesheet? Just add the line <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" media="print" /> in the header, and your visitors browsers will sort it out.
posted by ijsbrand at 12:34 PM on February 8, 2007

Seconded. Print-friendly pages went out with rock & roll - CSS print styling is supported in every major browser and doesn't require any additional crap on your pages.
posted by blag at 7:30 PM on February 8, 2007

If you need help with the print stylesheet thing I found this article to be a good starting point.
posted by Famous at 9:07 PM on February 8, 2007

Thanks, all! You've widened my horizons...
posted by Blue Buddha at 6:49 AM on February 9, 2007

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