Printing tables so colours appear


When you print a table out that contains colours or background images, by default they don't get printed. Making the colours print is a user option within each individual browser. Here are the settings for the most popular browsers.  Please note these are only meant as a guideline.  If you are unsure about changing settings in your browser then consult an IT specialist.

Setting Changes for Internet Explorer 5, 6, 7 & 8
Under the drop down menu "Tools/Internet Options", select the "Advanced" tab. In the window of options, locate the "Printing" section. Check the box entitled "Print background colours and image".
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Setting Changes for Netscape Navigator 4.3 - 4.x - All Platforms
Under the Edit button, select Preferences. Then click on Appearance so that it expands/explodes, and then click on Colours.
On the Colours panel, locate the section labeled "Sometimes a document will provide its own colours and background." Make sure that "Always use my colours, overriding document" is not checked. Then press Ok.

(This has not been tested on all platforms that Netscape Navigator 4.x is available for.)

Note: Netscape Navigator versions before version 4.3 do not have any documented way to print colour backgrounds.
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Setting Changes for Netscape Navigator 6.x - All Platforms
Under the Edit button, select Preferences. Then click on Appearance so that it expands, and then click on Colours.
On the Colours panel, locate the section labeled "Sometimes a document will provide its own colours and background." Make sure that "Always use the colours and background specified by the web page" is checked. Then press Ok.

(This has not been tested on all platforms that Netscape Navigator 6.x is available for.)
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Setting Changes for Mozilla Firefox
Select the drop down menu File then Page Set up.  Put a tick in the box called 'Print Background (colours & images)'