What determines the size of the text from, various websites, outputted by your printer and how do you change it?

What determines the size of the text from, various websites, outputted by your printer and how do you change it?
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
The size is first set in the web page and then modified by the scaling or zoom setting in your printer preview in your browser.  If you want to change it to a fixed size, you need to save the page and edit it.
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Dr. KlahnConnect With a Mentor Principal Software EngineerCommented:
In Firefox, this is controlled by

Firefox text size options
In Internet Explore, this is controlled by

IE text size options
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:

The size ot the printed text will depend on the Internet site and the fonts used on any particular page.

What you can do is save the page as a .mht file, open it using MS Word and change the font style or size ( as in: 37058301 DaveBaldwin). Changing the display size as mentioned above (37058594, DrKlahn) will only change the size you see on the screen and NOT the size of the characters on the printed version...
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
On my own system, changing the font size in the browser in either IE or Firefox also changes the font size when the page is printed.
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Paul SauvéConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
I'm using IE9, and I get the same results printing at 120% zoom and 165% zoom. Also, I see no difference when using either medium text size or largest text size: 120pc.pdf 165pc.pdf
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Even that can be misleading because if your browser print scaling is set to "Shrink to fit" (default in IE and Firefox), it may come out the same size no matter what text zoom you have set for the screen.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
In IE9's Page Setup, Activate Adjust option is checked on MY pc. So, that is probablly the best way to get the original text size.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I think I'll stand by my original post.  If you can't get the view and size you want in the Printer Preview in the browser, you need to save the page on your computer and edit it to get what you want.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I agree with that (post # 3705930). It works no mattter WHAT browser or version you use!
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