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I want to print an entire URL in the footer of a print page. How can I do this?

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I want the complete URL of a webpage to be printed in the footer section of the printout. When I have the URL printed in the far left footer section it gets cutoff by the center footer section which is cut off by the far right footer section.

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Firefox cuts off the URL in your printout, if it's really long, and you also have on the same line (header or footer), the Date and Pages

What I have summarized below is based on this page . . . http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-change-or-customize-firefox-printing-defaults.html

I have two questions:

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To fix, do a custom setting, for the Header and Footer as follows:

Print / Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer / "Customize" the "Left" as follows (leave Center and Right all blank)

&T &U . . . . . . . &D . . . . . . . &PT

&D shows the Short date as: M/d/yyyy - and then the time

To change the format of the Short date in Win 8.1, go to:

Control Panel / Date and Time / Date and Time tab / Change date and time / Change calendar settings / Date / Short date . . . change from M/d/yyyy . . . to . . . MM/dd/yy

QUESTIONS:

1.) How do you get rid of the time, which appears after the date? In IE, you use a lowercase "d" - but that doesn't work here.

2.) Is there a way to change the font just for the Header and Footer, to something like Microsoft Sans Serif 10?

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Firefox leaves no room around the text in the Header and Footer at the edge. To fix:

Address Bar / about:config Enter keyword "edge" Then change all four values for the printer you're using to:

print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_bottom . . . 5 print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_left . . . 10 print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_right . . . 10 print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_top . . . 5

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You need to double click at the bottom of the word document page and when it says footer you can paste it into that area.

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Try this:
In Page Setup, have URL on the left in the Footer and have both Center and Right as Blank.

That about as good as you're gonna get of a full URL.

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It also depends on how long the URL is if it will fit in the whole footer. Try making the font smaller if it is that large.

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"Try making the font smaller if it is that large."

And you can tell the Owner of this thread how to do that in Firefox?
Cause, I sure would like to know how that can easily be done in Firefox...

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Is this not for a word document?

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"I want the complete URL of a webpage to be printed in the footer section of the printout."

I would think that "webpage" indicates the user is referring to a web browser, not a text processor program like Word. And since Firefox is a web browser and this is the Firefox support forum, I think it is safe to assume the question is about Firefox, don't you think?

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I'm not doing this in a Word document. I am trying to print the web page directly using the "Print This Page" selection in Firefox. Unfortunately, the URL is truncated due to the fact there are three sections in the footer.

I tried setting the other two sections to "Blank" but the URL is still cutoff (partially displayed).

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I am able to get a URL to go 85% of the way across either the header or the footer, and maybe further if I could find a URL longer to test. Maybe it is different on Win7; I am using WinXP.

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Ah I thought it was a word document. I'm sorry. I am using XP if I could help in any way.

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Firefox cuts off the URL in your printout, if it's really long, and you also have on the same line (header or footer), the Date and Pages

What I have summarized below is based on this page . . . http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-change-or-customize-firefox-printing-defaults.html

I have two questions:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

To fix, do a custom setting, for the Header and Footer as follows:

Print / Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer / "Customize" the "Left" as follows (leave Center and Right all blank)

&T &U . . . . . . . &D . . . . . . . &PT

&D shows the Short date as: M/d/yyyy - and then the time

To change the format of the Short date in Win 8.1, go to:

Control Panel / Date and Time / Date and Time tab / Change date and time / Change calendar settings / Date / Short date . . . change from M/d/yyyy . . . to . . . MM/dd/yy

QUESTIONS:

1.) How do you get rid of the time, which appears after the date? In IE, you use a lowercase "d" - but that doesn't work here.

2.) Is there a way to change the font just for the Header and Footer, to something like Microsoft Sans Serif 10?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Firefox leaves no room around the text in the Header and Footer at the edge. To fix:

Address Bar / about:config Enter keyword "edge" Then change all four values for the printer you're using to:

print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_bottom . . . 5 print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_left . . . 10 print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_right . . . 10 print.printer_Foxit_PhantomPDF_Printer.print_edge_top . . . 5

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