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This bug was fixed as of v2.6.5. This page is provided for historical reasons.

XOWA currently does not support printing by default. This limitation is due to an underlying bug in the SWT HTML browser:

Printing after saving to a file

The simplest way to print a document is to do the following:

  • Right-click anywhere in the HTML box
  • Choose File -> Save As
  • Save the file
  • Open the file in Mozilla Firefox
  • Choose File -> Print

Printing directly from XOWA

If you want to print directly from XOWA, you will need to do extra configuration.

  • Find your prefs.js file
On Linux, the folder would be /home/your_user_name/.mozilla/eclipse
On Windows XP, the folder would be C:\Documents and Settings\your_user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\eclipse
On Windows 7, the folder would be C:\Users\your_user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\eclipse
  • Open the file with a text-editor (Notepad++ on Windows)
  • Add the following to the bottom of the file: user_pref("print.show_print_progress", false);
  • Restart XOWA
  • Go to Options/Menus
  • Add the following line: add_btn_default('xowa.file.print');
  • Click Save in the upper left-hand corner
  • Right-click and choose Print



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