My question concerns a problem I have had since day one,Printing! When I
print a page words on the right hand side are cut off all the way down the
page. My Printer is a HP Business Inkjet2250 an nobody seems to understand why
it does this.
Very frustrating, I know. It’s quite common.
The good news is that it’s not necessarily your printer. It’s more likely to
be the program that you’re printing from.
And I’ll bet that program is Internet Explorer.
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So before I place all the blame on Internet Explorer, if you’re using some
other program, for example Microsoft Word, then you need to play with your
application’s printer settings. Typically that would be in the
File menu, Page Setup… item. Different
applications put it in different places, or give it different names, bit that’s
the most common.
In there you should experiment with things like page margins, and if the
applications supports it, something called “scaling”. Scaling, often called
“Fit to page”, is a way to tell the application to shrink what’s being printed
so that it actually fits between the margins you’ve defined.
And there’s the rub. Not all applications have the ability to “shrink to
Most notably Internet Explorer. If you print from within the Internet
Explorer browser, you pretty much get what you get. You can play with margins
somewhat in the Page Setup… menu item, or perhaps try
printing in “landscape” (sideways) instead or “portrait”. But those are about
your only options.
One solution is to use FireFox as a browser. Click on its
File menu, and then Page Setup… menu item,
and right there on the Format & Options tab is the setting
we want to see: Shrink To Fit Page Width. Make sure that’s
selected, and you should get the results you’re looking for.
I continue to run FireFox as my primary browser and am quite happy with it.
Flexibility in printing is just another nifty feature that’s frosting on the
cake for me.
But I’m hopeful that IE 7, when it is finally released, will have a similar