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Windows 7: Printing Problems

02 Jun 2011   #1
joerid

windows 7
 
 
Printing Problems

I have a problem using my printer using Windows 7.

I am trying to print out an online Boarding Pass and it comes out too big to fit on the page. So, it is unusable as it is.

This is not a browser problem, I think as changing from Chrome to Firefox has no effect.

I am sure I have done something in the past to make the text in Windows 7 more visible, but don't know what. It is not screen resolution or anything to do with the Magnifier.

Anyone help?


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02 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you tried re-scaling the image using your printer settings? There should be an option that resizes the image to fit the page.
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02 Jun 2011   #3
joerid

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply!

Have gone into the printer settings section but can't find anything quite as you describe. Have tried re-setting the printer settings to 'factory settings' to no avail
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02 Jun 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Right-click the task bar at the top of your browser window (for your boarding pass) and select the menu bar.

From there, choose File>Print Preview>Shrink To Fit>Print Document.
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02 Jun 2011   #5
joerid

windows 7
 
 

I have solved it now! It was a browser problem. Using both Firefox and Chrome, I had used ctrl + to increase text size and that is the size it then prints the web page.

Trial and error reduced it to 'correct' size. Really must get some better contact lenses!

Thanks again for your help.
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02 Jun 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. Thanks for letting us know.
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03 Jun 2011   #7
Imperfect1

 
 

For whatever it's worth, you also could have converted the doc to an image (.jpg or .bmp) and reduced its size through your photo editor app.
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03 Jun 2011   #8
joerid

windows 7
 
 

Thanks very much for the advice-much appreciated
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