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Internet Explorer Cuts Off Right Side Of Page When Printing

Michael writes in with a troubleshooting question:
Question:
Often, when I print a copy of something from a web site, the printing cuts off at the right margin cutting off words. Is there someway that I can remedy this problem? Thanks, Mike

Answer: Web pages are designed to be seen rather than printed. They will be formatted to fit the screen so it will look its best on your monitor. You will notice that your monitor is wider than it is tall unlike a sheet of paper. If the author of the page didn't take into account that people will want to print the page, there is not much you will be able to do. You may have noticed on some pages there is a button to print the page. This will give you a differently formatted version of the page for printing. Here is a Microsoft article that explains it further.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q257085/

Another option to use if you tend to print a lot of web pages is to use the Firefox web browser. Unlike Internet Explorer, Firefox lets you shrink to fit pages when you print them so that they won’t get cut off. This way you can print web pages without losing information.

Another option for Internet Explorer is to go to File and then Page Setup and adjust the left and right margins to 0. It may not be enough but will allow more of the page to print. You can also try setting the page to landscape to see if it will print what you need it to print. You can go to File and Print Preview to see how it will print out.

 

 



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