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image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:48 pm
by dikaz
When I print from –°hrome, I get a picture instead of text (cannot be selected, there is no search)
The text from the browser when dopdf is printed is converted to a picture. Why?

Re: image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:24 am
by marjohn
I can't answer your question, but I sure wish someone else would because I've got the same problem with Firefox and it's really annoying.

It seems there must be a reason, and most likely a fix or workaround, so let's hope we get some feedback from the doPDF team.

Re: image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:15 pm
by Claudiu (Softland)
This is because the Chrome sends the print job to doPDF as an image instead of individual text.
There is an easy fix to this problem. When you choose to print with Chrome, it will show you a print dialog with a preview of your printed web page.

Select the option "Print using system dialog" to avoid printing the web page as an image.

Re: image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:22 am
by marjohn
Thanks Claudiu, that's useful but only relates to Chrome.

I've got the same problem, but using Firefox, and there's no "Print using system dialog".

What do you recommend to overcome the problem when printing to doPDF from Firefox?

Re: image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:35 am
by Claudiu (Softland)
marjohn - there's a way to set the old print system dialog, you can see the options mentioned here: support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1322516

Re: image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:50 am
by AusJohn
Thanks for the suggestion Claudiu.

I tried it, but it didn't work (didn't make any difference) for me.

Regards,

John

PS. My username, and other details, have been updated because I had to change my email address.
Previously I was 'marjohn', now I'm AusJohn.

Re: image instead of text when printed from Chrome

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:33 am
by Claudiu (Softland)
Hi John,

What Firefox version are you using? I'm testing this on Firefox 98.0 and I do see the "Print using system dialog" option.