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Help! Tiny Type Size On My Recipes!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Printing Help, Using The Internet

Susan from Fort Myers, Florida writes:

Lately when I print a article or recipe from a web site it prints so small that I have to use a magnifier to read how to I get normal every day print?

When you print a web a webpage, your browser shrinks the content to fit the width of a standard 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper. With screen content getting wider, that can make the font really, really small.

One tip is to always make sure you choose the printer-friendly version of the article or recipe if one is available.  When you’re ready to print, make sure you choose Print Preview to get an idea of what your document is going to look like.

Then you’ll be able to see what portion of the webpage will appear on the printed page and get an idea of what it’s going to look like.

If you’ve selected Shrink to fit page, it’s possible that your type size could be reduced significantly to fit on the printed page.

This recipe looks pretty small when Shrink to fit is selected.

You can select the drop-down menu and choose to have the web page print at a larger size.

At 100% the type is much bigger.

However, the page could be cut off when it prints.  I copy a lot of recipes from online and I prefer just to copy the text and past it in a document.  I highlight the text and right click to select copy.

Then I create a document in a program like Word Pad or Word and paste the text.

Then you can adjust the text size accordingly. It also gives you a file on your computer with that recipe in case you lose the printed copy or forget where you saw it online.

 Hope one of these options makes your recipe collecting easier.

~ Cynthia

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