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printer shrinking text for all types of print jobs

laserjet pro MFP M127fw
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Sometime in the last few days my printer started reducing the size of all print jobs, I tried creating PDF's instead of printing from an application but it is an equal opportunity shrinker - everything is reduced. I reset factor settings and that did not help. Any suggestions. I am using a relatively new HP desktop with windows 10 and a laserjet pro MFP M127fw which is plugged directly into the computer using a cable. Thanks!

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@dhauer

 

Print Size, including fonts, is managed within the program you use to submit the job to the printer.

 

You have perhaps left a previously used setting in Printing Preferences:

 

Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers >

Right-Click your Printer > Printing Preferences

 

Select the shortcut you want to use and / or select a shortcut > make changes > "save as" a new shortcut.  Next time you want to use that custom shortcut, open the Properties / Preferences / similar name in the software used to submit the job and click to use the custom settings (shortcut).

 

More...

 

Examples of Print Preview settings / setup

 

 

Firefox

 

Right-Click a clear space along the top ribbon in Firefox > CHECK Menu Bar

 

Firefox > File > [Print] > Print Preview >

Scale: Select Percentage OR Shrink to Fit

Page Setup > tab Format & Options (wording varies)

 

 

  • Shrink to fit page Width:

Setting is useful to control text / images that might otherwise extend beyond the sides.

NOTE:  Ensure Scale is NOT set to zero

 

 

IE

 

Internet Explorer > File > Print Preview >

Shrink to Fit > Fit the page contents to paper

OR

Internet Explorer > File > Page Setup >

UNCHECK Enable Shrink to Fit >>   Set page contents at 100%

 

 

Edge

 

Open Edge browser > open your URL / webpage > Settings (three dots, upper right) > Print > More Settings

 

 

Chrome

 

Chrome > Settings > Print > More Settings

Place mouse at the right side of the Preview to see settings for Fit width and Zoom in / out

 

 

Adobe Reader DC

 

Open the PDF file (as shown with Adobe Reader X1/ Adobe Reader DC)

File > Print

Under Page Sizing & Handling: Select Actual, Shrink, or Custom Scale as appropriate

 

 

As always, be aware of the “extras”:  Stay alert; UNCHECK the little boxes to avoid extra software you do not want installed along with the main Adobe Reader program.

Adobe Reader DC Download

 

 

Word

 

  • Scaling – Paper Size Auto Adjustment

 

Word document > File > Options >

Under Print >>   Clear / Uncheck Scale content for A4 or 8.5 x 11" paper sizes

 

NOTE:  This setting can be counter-intuitive; investigate both the CHECKED and UNCHECKED settings; select the setting that provides the desired result.

 

The following might apply to per page output up to sixteen-per-page:

 

Word document > File > Print Preview > Page Setup > tab Layout >>

Under Page Format >>

Ensure Pages per Sheet is set to 1

 

  • Scaling Output – Document Format > Printed Paper Size

 

Scaling Your Output

 

 

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