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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 17 Mar, 2022

The onbeforeprint attribute works when a page is about to be printed. The alert message display before the print dialogue box appears. The onbeforeprint attribute is used with the onafterprint attribute.
Supported Tags 


<element onbeforeprint = "script">

Attribute Value: This attribute contains single attribute value script and it works when document is about to print. This attribute is supported by <body> tag.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>onbeforeprint attribute</title>
            body {
            h1 {
    <body onbeforeprint="myFunction()">
        <h2>onbeforeprint attribute</h2>
        <!-- The script run when page will ready to print -->
            function myFunction() {
                alert("This document is ready to be printed");


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onbeforeprint attribute are listed below: 

  • Chrome 63.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari: Not supported
  • Opera: Not supported


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