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Windows 7: Printing a screen at 200%

04 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Printing a screen at 200%

When I enlarge the screen at whatever % I want I still get the 100% print out which I can't read because it's too small. So how can I print out a screen at say 200% so I can read what's on it. Can anyone help with this?

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04 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

For clarification first, how are you printing your screen? Are you using the Windows snipping tool or some other method?
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Word

I do a Print screen and paste it into Word and then enlarge it to 200% and then print it and it prints at 100%
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04 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ah, okay. Thanks.

In your case the print enlargement becomes a function of the printer driver you are using. Most printers allow printed material to be enlarged or shrunk, depending.

When you print from Word (what version of Word, by the way?), instead of choosing the print immediately button, choose the "Print..." menu choice (this assumes Word 2003 or lower), then choose the "Properties" button to the right of the printer name to which you are printing.

Once in the printer properties, look for the option to increase the print size, as you can see annotated in my attached printer screenshots.

You can even make this enlarged option the default for future prints by going to the "Start" Orb, then "Devices and Printers," right click on your printer to which you normally print, and choose the "Printer Preferences" or "Printer Properties" (depending on your printer driver).


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04 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Oh, in addition, you may want to play with the Snipping Tool that comes with Windows 7 (click on the START orb, then type "Snipping Tool" without the quotes in the search box, then hit enter).

This tool somewhat streamlines the process of snapping screenshots, but you would still (I believe) need to play with the printer settings to enlarge the printout.

In my case I am a big fan of SnagIt, which offers the feature of enlarging or shrinking screenshots and then printing very easily, but it is payware.
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04 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Peter

Thanks Peter, I used the snipping tool and did a full screen snip save it and printed it and it worked.
Thanks
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04 Nov 2009   #7
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is strange. When you "copy" from a webpage and "paste" it into a Word document, all you have to do is highlight the text in the Word document and increase the font size in the Home tab. Then it prints in the size you set it to.
With the snipping tool you get a picture, not a document and that will not work very well if you want to do enlarged printing from several contiguous pages.
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04 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is strange. When you "copy" from a webpage and "paste" it into a Word document, all you have to do is highlight the text in the Word document and increase the font size in the Home tab. Then it prints in the size you set it to.
With the snipping tool you get a picture, not a document and that will not work very well if you want to do enlarged printing from several contiguous pages.
My interpretation was that he wasn't copying text - rather, prior to using the Snipping Tool he was snapping a picture of the website using the printscreen (or is it ALT-PrtScr? Been using SnagIt so long I forgot the sequence) and pasting that image into Word.

Now that you mention it, though, there are options after pasting into Word for simply enlarging the image by grabbing one of the corners of the image object and pulling it outward.
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05 Nov 2009   #9
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is strange. When you "copy" from a webpage and "paste" it into a Word document, all you have to do is highlight the text in the Word document and increase the font size in the Home tab. Then it prints in the size you set it to.
With the snipping tool you get a picture, not a document and that will not work very well if you want to do enlarged printing from several contiguous pages.
My interpretation was that he wasn't copying text - rather, prior to using the Snipping Tool he was snapping a picture of the website using the printscreen (or is it ALT-PrtScr? Been using SnagIt so long I forgot the sequence) and pasting that image into Word.

Now that you mention it, though, there are options after pasting into Word for simply enlarging the image by grabbing one of the corners of the image object and pulling it outward.

Well, I assumed he was talking about text because he said: "I can't read". I have this problem all the time because I have a poor eyesight and use the described technique for cases where I cannot change the zoom level.
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05 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is strange. When you "copy" from a webpage and "paste" it into a Word document, all you have to do is highlight the text in the Word document and increase the font size in the Home tab. Then it prints in the size you set it to.
With the snipping tool you get a picture, not a document and that will not work very well if you want to do enlarged printing from several contiguous pages.
I copied your post into a Word Document and could not highligh the text. How do you do that?
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