Technology Advice by Ryan Taylor Adams

Change the Header And Footer of Internet Explorer Printouts

July 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Printer Friendly Version


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When you print a web page from with-in Internet Explorer, the printout will contain a header an footer. By default, the header contains the web page’s title and pagination, and the footer contains the URL and date. You can change the header and footer to include other information too.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Open the “File” menu and select “Page Setup”.
  3. Edit the “Header” and “Footer” text boxes as desired.

Anything you type will be printed exactly as you type it, with the exception of the following variables which will be replaced with data according to this table:

&w Current Window title
&u Current Page address (URL)
&d Date in short format
&D Date in long format
&t Time
&T Time in 24-hour format
&p Current page number
&P Total number of pages
&b Separates preceding and following text into different sections