How can I repeat headers in every page in printed reports. I saw an answer that IE support it, however for my need (Timeline) it does not work with IE nor Chrome.

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Hi Omri,

This would be a browser issue. Every browser has their own settings and configurations on how printing works. Unfortunately, QuickBase does not have control on what the printing should look like. 

-Justin
QB Customer Care
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Why can't I get headers to repeat on page when printing to PDF?
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We are having  similar issue. Because of the quantity of assets we manage, we have multiple page reports. The headers do not appear, no matter the platform, browser, PDF, program we use.  We have no headers after the first page. Please help make reports friendlier!!!
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Page 1 followed by page 2 and it continues through the other 26 pages. 
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Is this a Time Line report type or a table report?
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Table report
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This is more of a comment directed to QB rather than the OP: I would look at using CSS3 Paged Media as implemented through a service such as PrinceXML

https://www.princexml.com/doc/paged/

No browser has implemented the full CSS3 Paged Media but Prince has and they have extraordinary rendering of HTML to PDF:

https://www.princexml.com/samples/
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Rod,

Repeating table headers on page breaks used to work in IE.  I don't have access to IE on this computer right now.  Are you sure you tested IE?
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I stand corrected it does work in IE, however our company only works in Chrome. Seems that quickbase has alot of issues with chrome. 
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Typically Chrome seems to be the fastest Browser and those if us who spend our lives in Quick Base all day use it for it's speed, especially for a developer.

But for printing and freeze titles on some screens like Grid Edit, IE seems to work better.

But the Browsers keep changing all the time and Quick Base keeps changing, so you need to actually have multiple browsers available to you, not just Chrome, to get the best of all worlds with Quick Base.

For example, Chrome may have a new release that is incompatible with a Quick Base feature.  While the QuickBase engineers are working on a fix, you need to have at least 1 other browser available to you to get around the obstacle and keep working.
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Chrome also has pass through issue to link to a local drive. IE works great, but again we only work in Chrome. The "work around" is the reason we went to QB. To not have to have "work around", we had to do work arounds with our previous platform and it greatly reduces our productivity if we have to continually jump between three or four programs. I hope they can find solutions soon. Thank you for the info. 
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I don't have a printer available to me but I quickly tried the technique in this article:

http://www.jessicaschillinger.us/2017/blog/print-repeating-header-browser/

Try printing this document from Chrome (and maybe some other browsers) and tell me if the header ("header stuff") repeats on each page:

https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bnfms7wzr?a=dbpage&pageID=2
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Using FireFox I just printed that page to pdf and the headers repeated. Lack of a printer (and time) makes this a little difficult to explore but I think there is a chance you can get this to work.  The printed pages QuickBase generates  simple <table> markup so i guess eventually you could get this method to work ( it would involve minor reformatting the standard QuickBase page using script).

However, I am not going to put anymore time into as I have other work to do.

Contact me off-world if you want to pursue a solution:

https://getsatisfaction.com/people/dandiebolt
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I just got it (my test page) to print the pdf with repeating header from Chrome. So I would anticipate some script rearrangement of QuickBase report would print with repeating headers.

I realize this may sound like crazy talk to you if you are not a developer but we look at problems differently focusing on the technical details. Bottom line I think it can be done with scripting.
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Thank you for the time and a solution. Great to know it can be done. May be beneficial to pass on to the QB developers for the next update to help all. I will find a developer that can implement it until then. 
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From what I tested today and my prior look at this going back years, I THINK it can be done. But this type of thing requires time to explore every detail. I invest a lot of time on my own to keep up with web tech so I explore issues like this every day. But if you want a solution you are going to have to wait for QB or you can contact me off-world:

https://getsatisfaction.com/people/dandiebolt
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