Hi Sandra. Most excellent. Using that tag, I can now do what I need to do! Thanks so much for replying, I was about to give up. What I have done is created a page with a link that loads an identical page. When that page loads, it does a window.print(), but I have added the <link rel=alternate media=print> tag to specify alternate media! I tested it with a word doc and another html page, like yahoo.com and it works like a charm! It didn't seem to print a pdf at all - the plugin loads, but a single piece of paper prints (not the pdf). To the user, they click on the link, and then a print dialog box appears - they click OK, and it prints what I wanted it to print! If it is an internet URL, it takes a moment before the print dialog box appears because the page is being loaded in the background. Since I know my audience is internal and only using IE5.0, I can use this technique. It works GREAT! If anyone wants to see a simple example of how it works, go here: http://thebadlans.virtualave.net (Sorry for the annoying popup ads, my normal webserver is down at the moment!) Thanks so much to everyone. bread_man "Ein halber Laib ist besser als gar kein Brot." > Printing a page online usually means printing more > than what you actually want. Webpages are quite fancy > nowadays, with ad banners on top, navigational links > on the left, and so on. That's fine when you're > viewing the page online, but when you're printing the > page, you only want to print out the "actual content", > and nothing else from the page! Many sites nowadays > understand this, and provide an alternate "print" > version of the document that surfers can go to and > print out. Well, there's actually a much more elegant > and seamless way of accomplishing the same thing, and > that is by using the <link> tag. IE 4+ (and hopefully > NS 5 when it comes out) supports a version of the > <link> tag that allows you to specify to thr printer > which file it should print when the user selects > print. In other words, the job of locating the > alternate print version of the document to print out > is left to the printer, instead of the surfer. Take a > look at the below example, and it will all be clear. > > Demo: Let's say you're interested in only printing out > the content in gray below from this page. As the > webmaster, I could have helped you out by creating > another HTML document with only the below content, and > telling you to go there and print that document > instead. However, I'm not going to do that. Instead, > I've prepared a Word document > > <link rel=alternate media=print > href="printversion.doc"> > > to the <head> section of this page, informed the > printer to directly proceed to printversion.doc and > print it when you select "print" on this page. In > other words, the printer will print out > printversion.doc instead when you choose "print" on > printstyle.htm. To see this in action, try printing > this page now (you'll need IE 4 or above)!