From our database (Oracle 8i) we produce a listing using Active Server Pages / ADO to create an HTML table that may cover a two-digit number of pages in outprint. The table width is set to 99%.
But when printed directly from web browser (IE 6.0; paper orientation landscape) there are not only columns missing far right, but even more important: there are also rows missing in the outprint, looking like every second page or so is not printed, although the page counter is continuous. If I order outprint of pages 1-4 I get 4 pages numbered from 1 to 4, but with rows that seem to belong to page 1, 3, 5 and 7. (I can copy the complete table into Excel and print from there without problems.)
The HTML source code seem quite normal. We are using colour codes to visualize some status information, but this does not seem to create the problem - if we neutralize the colours, the rows are still missing in the outprint.
The printers we have tried for outprint are mainly HP printers LaserJet series 4000/4200 and Color LaserJet 4500/4550. PCL6 or PostScript driver makes no difference. The print job is placed in a Novell queue feeding the printer.
Has any of you encountered a similar problem, or ideas of where to look for the explanation and solution? Where do I find any good documentation how to handle outprint from HTML tables?