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Background Image Not Printed in Internet Explorer

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When you print a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) page that contains a background image in Internet Explorer, the background image is not printed.

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The printing of background images is not supported in Internet Explorer.

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Use either of the following methods:

  • You may be able to work around this behavior by copying the image from Internet Explorer to the clipboard. To do so, press ALT+PRINT SCREEN in Internet Explorer. Then, open any program that supports pasting bitmap images (such as Paint), paste the image into the program, and then print the image.
  • Obtain Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.0. Internet Explorer 2.0 can print background images.

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This behavior no longer occurs in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.0.

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Keywords: KB135978

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Article Info
Article ID : 135978
Revision : 3
Created on : 12/5/2003
Published on : 12/5/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 479