How to UnShrink a Printout

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How to Unshrink a Printout Have you recently had difficulties printing some web pages? Instead of a readable web page, are you suddenly finding that some pages are printing out at a fraction of the size they ought to print - making them just about useless? If so, you're most likely using Internet Explorer 7 as your browser. Here's a way to solve the problem >>

You can solve the problem, but only on a printout-by-printout basis, by using this procedure:Have you recently had difficulties printing some web pages? Instead of a readable web page, are you suddenly finding that some pages, particularly things like airline reservations, are printing out at a fraction of the size they ought to print - making them just about useless?

If so, you're most likely using Internet Explorer 7 as your browser, and that -- IE 7 -- is the source of your problem. One of IE7's built in features is the ability to scale web pages to fit the size of paper in a printer.

That would be a real benefit if it didn't automatically scale the pages under certain conditions.

 



Step 1 - Preview Your Printout
Instead of right clicking a page to print it, or choosing Print from the File menu, look for the little printer icon to the right of the tabs and home button in IE. Click the down arrow, and choose Print Preview (see the images below). Once you do that, the page will appear on your screen.

Step 2 - Change the page view size
If the page image doesn't fill the page, click the down arrow next to Shrink To Fit and switch it to 100%

Step 3 - Print
Click on the printer icon (which has now moved to the left of the page) to print the webpage.

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Janet Attard is the founder of the award-winning  Business Know-How small business web site and information resource. Janet is also the author of The Home Office And Small Business Answer Book and of Business Know-How: An Operational Guide For Home-Based and Micro-Sized Businesses with Limited Budgets.  Follow Janet on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/JanetAttard.

 
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