This is a themed tutorial because our sister newsletter with WordPress tutorials is covering the same topic this week: Creating Printer-friendly Versions of WordPress Posts.
Without this solution you'd likely need to create a separate CSS file with styles specifically for the printed page. Fortunately the Print Module makes this much easier. It will automatically create a printer-friendly version of each page. As an added bonus and it can also do "Email to a Friend" and "Download as a PDF" link (if your server has the correct features).
Installing the Print Module to Your Drupal Site
- Step 1: Click here to download the latest version of the "Print Module".
- Step 2: Extract the files into a folder on your desktop. The folder will be called simply "print".
- Step 3: Login to your site's files via FTP and navigate to /sites/all/. If there isn't a folder called /modules/ here, create one.
- Step 4: Upload the "print" folder to /sites/all/modules/
- Step 5: Go to Administer >> Site building >> Printer, e-mail and PDF versions. Check the box next to each of the features that you'd like to enable:
Placing Your Print Button on Your Articles
Now that module is installed we can go to Administer >> Site configuration >> Printer, e-mail and PDF versions and configure the options. By default the module places links at the bottom of the article like this: