Excel 2010 - Discrepency between printed output and what appears on the screen

Posted on 2014-02-20
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
I work hard to format my worksheet for printing and when I print it out my output shows columns that are too narrow "###########" appearing.  Why is there a difference between my print preview/screen display  and my actual printed output?
Question by:brothertruffle880
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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Excel is not able to show it accurately in the print preview (due to proportional fonts).
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you have to expand the column by dragging or double clicking top right side of column.
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Expert Comment

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It can happen sometimes especially when the printer driver is not the exact match for the printer, or an older driver or when the printer renders fonts differently.

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