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Microscopic printouts caused by either Vista or Int Expl 7?

by ACC1389 / March 11, 2007 1:18 AM PST

I upgraded to Vista Home Premium and Internet Explorer 7 about 3 weeks ago. If I try to print out a web page from any web site either using Internet Explorer 7 or AOL 9VR the printout are microscopic size fonts where its almost impossible to read.

I tried with 2 different printers with the same result. If I print out a Microsoft Word document the printouts are normal.

My question: Is anybody else having the same problem or is it just me?

Thank you

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Me too!
by mopscare42 / March 11, 2007 3:27 AM PDT

I am having the same problem and have looked all over and can't find the answer.
I e-mailed Microsoft Tech support Thursday the 8th and have yet to a get a answer from them?
If anyone on the forum has an answer to this problem it would be very much apperciated.

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Microscopic print
by ACC1389 / March 11, 2007 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Me too!

That's a bummer, it's even worst than sometmes you would lose the right side of a page when you printed out from a web site.

The Canon tech printer guy I spoke to seems to think it's a problem with Internet Explorer 7 and I'm incline to agree with him.


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This due to IE7...
by whizkid454 / March 11, 2007 3:50 AM PDT

IE7 uses a new printing method where it will print the entire webpage so no side is cut off; IE6 did not do this. Therefore shrinking the page itself to fit on a 8.5x11. To fix this, you will have to go to the expand arrow next to the printer icon in IE7, click print preview, and then adjust the page so it is how you want it. I'm nto sure if there is a permanent fix, but that is how I do it.

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Thanks Whizkid454
by mopscare42 / March 11, 2007 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: This due to IE7...

That works!
You have to go that route everytime you want to print something off the net which is not all that bad as long as I know now.
Will see if Microsoft has a permanent fix for the problem if they ever answer my E-Mail.

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Ditto on the thanks Whizkid
by ACC1389 / March 11, 2007 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Whizkid454

You saved my eyes.

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Tiny font in printouts
by BunneyK / August 23, 2007 11:18 AM PDT

I still have WindowsXP with Internet explorer 7..and recently got microfonts in web printouts also.
My solution was simply to click on 'print preview' (upper toolbar/file)and then on the dropdown menus provided, set a larger size (page setup tool that looks like lil wheel at upper left toolbar/use dropdown paper size settings..then continue to click 'preview' will show how it will look before you waste paper & ink & time printing too tiny.
Takes a few extra minutes, but only way I can get around issue.
Jot your best setting so next time you print, you know what to set it on.

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