I am using the chromium browser to display the following web page:


I want to print off this maths worksheet for my son, but all I ever get out of my printer is a blank page. The web page appears to be produced using flash.

I have been to the software centre and re-installed the flash plugin, but that did not help. I don't seem to have problems printing anything else. Firefox isn't any better.

Can anyone tell me what else I might try?

I'm using '11.04'.

Thanks, Richard

I'd say, take a screenshot of your page and print that one :)

A good software (actually a great software!) for screenshots is "Shutter", you can find it in the Ubuntu Software Center


This workaround may be a little bit complicated and depending on how many images you need. This procedure will be reproduced for each website that you wish.

Open the website and take a screenshot, name it and place it somewhere (all the images should be together) Browse down in order to acquire the second part of the website, take another screenshot (it will definitely be better if you take a screenshot only of the browser window, which -in my case- is achieved by pressing the Alt-PrtScrn keys binding. Open Gimp and drop both images in the canvas in order to work with them as layers in the same canvas, as shown here:

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Go to the "Image" menu and select "Canvas Size" and adjust the size by disengaging the relationship link and set a 200% height canvas size.

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Adjust the transparency of the upper layer in order to preview the re-positioning of it and move it in order to be in the right place.

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Once adjusted, reset the layer's transparency in order to be 100% and cut the layers as needed so that you'll have the visual effect of having the image that you need.

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You can also edit the image in order to remove the blue buttons, adding items, etc.

At the very end you can export the image in your favorite format (jpg, png, etc.) and resize, edit as a single layer image, and even print it.

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Yeah, it's a little bit complicated but if the information in the flash based site is so crucial for you, this is a good way to gather the images.

I am following your question in order to find a better way to do this.

Good luck!

At the very top of that page, on the Left is a large blue "Print" button. Clicking that button prints the page here (using Firefox).

  • Yes, I know, and I did try that. :-) – Richard Mar 4 '12 at 19:08
  • "Works for me", not sure why it is not working for you. – Panther Mar 4 '12 at 19:09

You can't print Flash as far as I know. You could try print-screening it and putting it into an image editing program and printing it?

  • Thanks, but I'm a tad confused now. You see, I can print the page from both firefox and chrome on windows. Is this just a 'linux' issue? – Richard Mar 4 '12 at 19:04

In Firefox I really like to use this addons for task like your's: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/awesome-screenshot-capture-/?src=ss

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    Welcome to AskUbuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Oyibo Nov 7 '12 at 7:45

Bypass the page open the swf directly and then right click you can print now !


After searching for the solution, I actually accidentally stumbled across how to fix this, at least for me. In firefox, I went to the menu button (the 3 horizontal lines on the top right corner) and selected add-ons. I selected Shockwave Player and then clicked options. At the bottom, there was a check box that says "Enable Adobe Flash Protected Mode". My box was checked, so I unchecked it. I closed out of firefox and when I went back in I was able to print the pages from the flash player. I know I'm about 4 years late for you, but I hope this helps someone else.

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