Typically, when printing in Firefox, selecting the default print setup is sufficient for most cases. But if you need to change or customize printing, Firefox gives you the ability to customize the headers and footers of your print job in several ways. Information can be placed in the upper left corner, center, and upper right corner of the header and footer of the page.
Firefox printing, allows you to have a choice of options to customize printing using the following items, via drop-down menu, that can be placed in any or all of the six locations in the header or footer.
–blank–: If selected, nothing will be shown.
Title: The title of the web page will be shown.
URL: The entire URL of the web page will be shown.
Date/Time: The current date and time will be shown.
Page #: The page number (i.e., 3) of the current print job will be shown.
Page # of #: Similar to Page #, this will not only display the number of the current page but also the total number of pages in the current print job (i.e., 1 of 2).
Custom: Type your own text. You can include any of the following codes to print specific information:
&PT: Page Number with Total (Example: "3 of 5")
&P: Page Number
&T: Page Title
To view and change print options, from the menu, select File \ Page Setup… then click on the Margins & Header/Footer tab.
At the bottom, in the Headers & Footer section, selecting any of the six options (3 for Header and 3 for Footer), you can modify how you want information displayed when printing. For example, selecting the Header Left drop down, you can change the display from Title to URL and select OK.
Which will now display the URL of the Web Site page instead of the title in the upper left hand corner of the Header:
Just as you can make changes to the Header, the same type of changes can be made to the footer using any of the options listed above, or you can customize with any text.
Say you wanted to add custom text to the to the center of the Header. Just click on the Center drop down box, select Custom, and enter text in the Custom box and click OK.
The custom text will now appear as shown in the below screen shot:
With adding Custom text, you can also combine any of the above listed codes to print specific information. For example, combining &D &T will print the date and time together:
TIP: If you want to experiment with changes and view them before printing, select File \ Print Preview from the menu, and select the Page Setup button.
After you make your changes and select OK, Print Preview will immediately update the changes, allowing you see exactly how the page will be displayed before printing.