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Adjusting font size when printing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jack B., Nov 4, 2010.

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  1. Jack B.

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    I have an HP Pavillion Slimline with a Windows 7 operating system. Unlike previous computers, everything has been fine for the past year or so. Any little problems I have found easy to correct. But recently my printer started printing everything in a larger font. I've tried everything I know to change this, such as print preferences, properties, preview, etc. with no luck. Can anyone advise?
     
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    AFAIK what font the printer uses is controlled by the application. If they all changed at once then I would suspect the driver-did you update it recently? But whether you did or not, I'd still recommend that you specify which application you're printing from & then maybe somebody can tell you how to change the font in it.
     
  3. Jack B.

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    Thanks Calvin but can you please tell a non-tech guy how to determine "which application you're printing from".
     
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    Generally application is synonymous with program so, if you're printing a Microsoft Word document then you're printing from Microsoft Word, if you're printing an email & you use Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client then you're printing from Thunderbird, etc. About the only thing I can think of that you actually print 'from Windows' is the printer Test Page. I don't know how you can set the font for that but printing that might indicate whether or not the problem is actually with Windows-or the printer driver.
     
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    Details, in case you need them, on printer Test Page ...

    Start - Devices and Printers - right click on your printer - select 'Printer properties' (NOT 'Properties' at the bottom of the list) - General tab - click on 'Print Test Page.'
     
  6. Jack B.

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    I really appreciate the help Calvin and the tip from Terry. From this information, I was able to make the necessary adjustment. I've relied on this site in the past and it has yet to let me down. Thank you.
     
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