The Project will allow users to create and edit something I call “Things” in this article. One feature that is quite high on the priority list is to be able to print Things. I found the article “Print this page” with Ruby on Rails but I wanted a separate page for printing a Thing. I have created a layout called “print” and my ThingsController contains a method like this:
def print @thing = current_user.things.find(params[:id]) render :layout => "print" end
My routes.rb contains something like:
map.print_thing '/things/:id/print', :controller => 'things', :action => 'print'
The print layout is currently bare-bone HTML with this script snippet right before </body>: