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W-XP Home Edition. Can't control size of font when printing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Fishing Fool, Oct 26, 2003.

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  1. Fishing Fool

    Fishing Fool Thread Starter

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    I am unable to control size of the font when printing. Have tried Outlook Express, MS Works, Notepad and always the font comes out about 2/3 the size of the source document/screen image.

    Computer is a Compaq S3000NX and the printer is the HP psc 750.

    After three days of e-mailing HP/Compaq techs I spent about three hours talking with the HP/Compaq techs and got no help.

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Try changing the font size in Internet Explorer, under View - Text Size.

    That controls the font printing in OE, but unsure about the rest.
     
  3. Fishing Fool

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    Thanks for the response. I have tried changing the font size in Internet Explorer and it does change the size of the font on the monitor screen but NOT on the printed page.

    Appreciate the response.
     
  4. Mr_Webmaster

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    Try going into works and printing a page with a bunch of sizes of fonts. It may be the zoom in your programs that's causing this.
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    I would remove the printer and reinstall it.
     
  6. Fishing Fool

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    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer software several times without gaining control of the size of the letters being printed.

    Thanks for the comeback.
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Right click on the printer in the control panel/printers, go to properties, what kind of settings are there.
     
  8. Fishing Fool

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    All I find is under Port where it is set for "DOT". Does this help???

    Thanks.
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Can you print a test page?

    Also, what driver shows there?

    And what are your spool settings set at?
     
  10. PC_Wiz

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    Have you tried to install different printer drivers: ex(default that come with windows, updated drivers form HP, the default drivers that is on your HP install cd?)

    What type of font and size are you using when you try to print?
    What happen when you print using a different font/size?


    Here is how you can clean up your print registry keys in windows 2000/ XP.

    1. Uninstall all the printers and faxes from the printer/faxes folder
    2. Delete all the drivers from "Print Server Properties windows"
    3. Set printer spooler to disable - under services
    4. Reboot the system
    5. Clean up printer registry keys
    a) Deleted Version 2 and 3 folder (if present) under
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Enviroments\WindowsNTx86\Drivers

    b) Check the following registry key for third-party monitors. Remove any non-default monitors:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors

    The default port monitors are:
    AppleTalk Printing Devices (When Services for Macintosh is installed)
    BJ Language Monitor
    Local Port
    PJL Language Monitor
    Standard TCP/IP Port
    USB Monitor
    Windows NT Fax Monitor

    c) Check the following registry key for third-party print providers. Remove any non-default print providers:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers

    The default print providers are:
    Internet Print Provider
    LanMan Print Provider


    6. Clean up the spooler folder -
    a) deleted folder 2 and 3 under
    %System%:\System32\Spool\Drivers\W32x86\

    b) delete anything other then SFMPSPRT.DLL under

    %System%\System32\Spool\prtprocs\W32x86\

    7. Enable the printer spooler service
    8) Reboot
    9) Reinstall the printer drivers and test
     
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