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Sudden change in print size

HP Deskjet 3050

It suddenly began printing the full page, but in a smaller, compressed size that only takes up about two thirds of the paper. Nothing else has changed with my computer or printer. The printer had been unplugged, but nothing else.

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Sudden change in print size



Open the document in the software to be used for submitting the job to the printer.


For web page, check the Page Setup and make sure the "Scale" is correct and not some "tiny" percent of 100%.  Never set Scale to "0" (zero).




For example, for PDF, open document in  Adobe Reader DC


Make sure that the print size is set to "Size" and not "Multiple".


In "Size", adjust / verify that the print is set to 100%, "Actual", or a setting that allows the document to print on the entire sheet of paper.


General PDF print menu example:

Manage Print Output with Print Preview_PDF_1DManage Print Output with Print Preview_PDF_1D 


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