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    Right edge of print cut off

    This has probably been discussed but a search did not reveal it.

    I am running Win 7, 64 bit, SP1, on three computers with 2 printers. One is an HP6500 office jet, the other is an Epson 620. All play well together except:

    When you try to print a page from the Web (IE8) the print is cut off on the right side of the paper. Sure I can reduce the view to 60% and it all prints, but then who can read it!! (rhetorical question)

    Is this a problem purely with the size of the webpage document itself, or is it something fixable?

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    Page Setup in IE.PNGOpen IE go to file,then click on page setup.This set up has been working great for me.But each to their own.Of course once you put in the different #'s click on OK>
    Last edited by chowur; 2011-04-08 at 17:21.
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    If you use Print Preview is "Shrink to Fit" selected?

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    You have to shrink to 60% to get it all to print, and then you cannot read it without a magnifying glass! I have tried Firefox on the same web sites and it automatically shrinks, and prints in the 60% size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chowur View Post
    Open IE go to file,then click on page setup.
    Mine is already set with margins at .125 This is not an isolated problem with my system -- a search on google brings up lots of queries about the same thing, and no real solutions.

    Some suggest exporting the page to word first, others say convert to PDF and then print. Fine if this is something you are saving for antiquity, but usually it is to have something in your hand to read! I suspect it really is a problem with the construction of the pages. It doesn't do it on every site.

    Thanks for trying.

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    If "shrink to fit" does not produce the results you like try changing the orientation to Landscape.

    Joe

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    Margins set @
    LEFT;0.251
    Right;0.25
    Top;0.45
    Bottom;0.844
    NOT .125 I hope this bigger font clears any error in the pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowur View Post
    Margins set @
    LEFT;0.251
    I hope this bigger font clears any error in the pic.
    This does not help, and shouting does not either.

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    Last edited by midnight; 2011-04-09 at 21:26.

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    BJ - Does this happen on all web sites or just certain sites? If not all sites, please provide a couple of sites that have the print cut off problem.

    I think some of the Screen Capture functions of some programs can give the desired results.

    Do you want to print the part of the web page that appears in your window or print everything on the web site page?

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    BJ - Does this happen on all web sites or just certain sites? If not all sites, please provide a couple of sites that have the print cut off problem.
    Just some sites. Here are two that come quickly to hand out of the trashcan.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-deck-drywall-screwdriver-9624.html

    http://refillbay.com/contact-us.php

    I have also realized that a print preview screen cuts off the text as well. To reiterate my beginning post, this happens on two different computers, on these sites.

    I suspect that a "view Source" might reveal a solution, but I don't know much about what I see in the source file.

    BJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeperez View Post
    If you use Print Preview is "Shrink to Fit" selected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeperez View Post
    If "shrink to fit" does not produce the results you like try changing the orientation to Landscape.

    Joe
    I think Joe has the correct solutions.
    Go into Page Setup and make sure there is a check mark next to "Enable Shrink-to-Fit"
    If the Portrait mode result is too small, use Landscape mode.


    For http://refillbay.com/contact-us.php I can get the print on one page by choosing Current Page.
    If that is too small, use Landscape and Page 1-2.
    Last edited by tfspry; 2011-04-10 at 13:55. Reason: PS: I used IE8 on Win 7 with an HP C6180 printer

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    Thanks to all of you who have tried to help me solve this. I have followed every suggestion, and it is still not corrected. I'm not going to trouble you with it further; if I ever find a solution, I'll let you know.

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    What do you want to happen? Printing is not word processing. You can't just "want" the displayed page to fit on a printed page at a size convenient to you and have it happen.

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    Thank you, Joe. That is probably the most logical answer; that the printer does NOT always print what is on the screen in the case of a web page.

    BJ

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    It is a matter of the size as you originally speculated. The font size of the web page will not fit on a normal sized piece of paper. Thus, you need "shrink to fit" or some other mechanism to shrink the web page to the printed page size. Or you need to change the orientation of the printed page to see if that works. Or you can hope the web site has a "print this page" option that actually formats the page removing the unnecessary "stuff" so the important parts of the page print correctly.

    Joe

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