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Word font changes when printing

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by weeGeordie, Dec 30, 2003.

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  1. weeGeordie

    weeGeordie Thread Starter

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    One of my clients is writing a book using WORD 2002 on a WinXP Home Edition system. Each chapter of his book is a separate Word document. He does not apply any text formatting, not even underlining, bold or italics. The font is set to Times New Roman and the pitch is 12pt.

    Pretty basic however, one of the documents seems to printing a different font size than the others. It looks to be Times New Roman but is smaller. I've checked every option I can find on the documents and the printer but everything seems to be identical.

    The only differences I can see is that one of the documents prints a markup line on the far left of the page (I'm assuming to show changed text), while the other does not. The other difference is that the page margins are different on the problem document, (line length is shorter). I don't see how either of those options could be at issue however I do know that I don't know everything so I include this information as well.

    Any ideas why the difference in printed font sizes? Is there some way to duplicate the properties of a document, similar to the format painter feature available within a document?

    Thanks ...weeG
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    It sounds like the "odd" document has "track changes" set "on"

    This gives the editing bars, shorter line lengths and can affect the printed output as its expecting to include all the changes in the document out to the right, while maintaining pagination.

    Something has to give, and its likely the font size.

    Turn track changes off on the document and ensure that the prining options are not set to show them.
     
  3. weeGeordie

    weeGeordie Thread Starter

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    It was markup that was causing it. One was set to "Final", the other to "Final Showing Markup". The latter was overriding the font when printing. Thanks. ...wee
     
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