Saturday, March 19, 2016

Google Calendar Won’t Let You Print All Search Results

This is a very common use case, where you want to print large number of events in Google Calendar. But print view of this tool is not optimized for printing. Suppose, a user has many (33 in current example in Figure 1 below) events upcoming for a search keyword, if he tries to print the results, he may only get few of the events (13 in the Figure 1 example below) in the paper print he takes.
Figure 1. Google Calendar is not optimized for printing.
As per Leavitt and Shneiderman (2013), dimensions of content should be adjusted to fit most common page size while printing. But Google Calendar print style sheet is not smart enough to remove scroll bars while printing.

References
Leavitt, M., & Shneiderman, B. (2013). Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines. Retrieved March 19, 2016, from http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/documents/guidelines_book.pdf

1 comment:

  1. I am having this problem now. is there a solution? it only prints the first page of search results, not the entire list. How can i get it to print the entire list of results?

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