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I have IE7 with text size set to medium. It looks fine on the screen, but when I print it, it is very small (much smaller than IE6 printouts). How do I fix this?
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Hi GivenRandy,

Check if the "shrink to fit option" is checked while printing. If yes, then it will scale the page to fit a print4ed page. This option is enabled by default. Other printing features you can use to increase size are zoom and scaling.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/shrunk.mspx

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In 90% of the cases, that probably would work. In my example, when I click on an AOL email item, it opens a new window with no printing options -- no way to change the "shrink to fit" back to "100%". Any ideas?
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Does "Ctrl + P" bring up a printing dialogue?
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... yes ...
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Are you able to set the printing preferences in that dialohg box. Specifically is shrink to fir unchecked - note this would cut the tex off the right margin. You can adjust printing margins by a simply dragging them. You can also use the zoom feature to increase print size as per your requirements.
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by:GivenRandy
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Nope, no settings like that. From the browser, I saw what you were talking about and was able to change it there. Just not from the popup. Probably an AOL issue where they are disabling (or not enabling) some property/preference settings.
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Quite possible ... Could be some Javascript they used is causing issues. To verify, check if you are able to manipulate printer properties from other browsers ...

Another guess - not sure if this would work or if it even makes sense ... Set the zoom and printer properties of parent window and then click to launch the pop-up window ... the new window just might inherit the properties from the parent window.
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