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

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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?
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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Hi

Excel is not able to show it accurately in the print preview (due to proportional fonts).
refer to

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214394/en-us

Regards
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by:sarvjita
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you have to expand the column by dragging or double clicking top right side of column.
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by:KCTS
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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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