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Printer prints text real small

by chgo29 / June 6, 2008 5:24 AM PDT

We've got two computers - Windows XP Home - with an ink-jet printer on each computer. One printer is an HP. The other a Canon. When we want to print some text off the internet, the resulting printed document has very small type. Very difficult to read. Happens on both printers. Maybe it's because we have the monitors for both computers set for 800x600 to make the text on the monitor screen appear bigger so we can read it easier (wife and I are both older and eyes are'nt what they used to be). So, text looks big on the screen but when we print it out it looks small. But, I thought there should be somewhere in the printer preferences where you could choose "Make printed text larger" or something like that. But, I've went through all the settings for both printers, and the help menus, and can't find anything like that. Any help out there?? Cliff

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Try this setting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2008 5:53 AM PDT
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Thanks R. Proffitt
by chgo29 / June 6, 2008 7:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this setting.

Thanks for that suggestion. I read it and it sounds like that will help. Will try it as soon as I get back - running out the door right now. Thanks for your help. Cliff

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