JavaScript print preview


How can I see print preview of my invoice generated from website. If I print with the script

<a href="javascript:window.print()">print this page</a>

in the print "print this page" also printed. How can I hide it?

Best Solution

Addressing the following part of your question:

in the print "print this page also printed .

How can I hide it?

Create a new stylesheet (in this example, I've named it "print.css") and include it in your HTML as follows:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />

Note the media="print"—this means the stylesheet will only be used when printing the page.

Next assign a class to your <a> element so that we can reference it in CSS:

<a href="javascript:window.print()" class="noPrint">Print this Page</a>

Finally, in your CSS file, include the following rule:

.noPrint {
    display: none;

Now the "Print this Page" link shouldn't appear in the printed version of your page.