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How do I print full width of web page?

By redadam ·
Does Windows XP, or IE 6 provide any setting that will allow full width of web page to print in portrait orientation? Right side of page always cut off and that side of the page frequently contains critical information like totals being charged to my credit card, Order number, ... you get the picture. Even if only text, I want it all. If Op sys or browser does not do the job, does a 3rd party work-around exist? If not, how do we get Microsoft to fix the problem? It seems to me that the browser should automatically resize the page being sent to the printer so the full width is imaged on the printer.

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by TheChas In reply to How do I print full width ...

My best suggestion is that you give up IE and switch to Firefox.

Firefox has a built in fit to paper width option for printing.

For IE, here is a link to an ActiveX control that adds a fit to width option.

Since I have not used it myself, I cannot attest to how well it works.


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by willcomp In reply to How do I print full width ...

You can switch to Firefox as Chas suggested, or you can try this little trick.

IE6 has Print Preview and Page Setup menu items under File. Try adjusting left and right margins to 0.25" in Page Setup. That will allow many web pages to print full width. Default setting is 0.75" for both. Settings are not retained and process will have to be repeated each time you print.

With Print Preview, you can check and see if all is well before you print.


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by Blackcurrant In reply to How do I print full width ...


Also, many web pages that do not print in full have a link on them that says Printable Page, or Printer Friendly Version.

Good luck

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by wlbowers In reply to How do I print full width ...

You can also scale the page to make it fit.


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