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Whenever my dad prints anything, the print font is extremely large even though the document is normal sized. how can he fix this problem?

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The font size (and the size of other aspects of the print job) are controlled / adjusted before the job is sent to the printer.


Most document editors (Word type programs), browsers, and PDF Readers provide some form of Print Preview / Page Setup / Properties / Preferences that allows the OP (person submitting the job) to adjust the settings.


In the simplest form, for example when printing from a browser, the screen can be adjusted to provide more / less content on the screen.  This shrink / magnify translate to a smaller / larger print result.



Ctrl +    (Control key and Plus key at the same time > page contents larger)

Ctrl -     (Control key and Dash key together > page contents smaller)

Ctrl 0    (Control key and 0 (zero) > reset page to Default)


Mac OS

** Cmd +      larger 

     Cmd     smaller


** Command key







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



Internet Explorer 


Internet Explorer > File > Print Preview >

Shrink to Fit > Fit the page contents to paper


Internet Explorer > File > Page Setup >

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




Edge Browser (Windows 10)


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





Chrome > Settings > Print > More Settings


  • If margins are left at Default, the print may start 2 inches from the top of the paper >> check!
  • If needful, adjust your margins and / or settings to Fit-to-Width
  • Switch on / off printing of Headers and Footers
  • Depending on your version of Chrome / OS, access Chrome Settings



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My printer changes what I have written into a bold large font size when it is printing.

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Most printers are not aware of what they are printing.


It is likely the answer provided in response to the original question is the same as the answer for your situation:


Change the paper / print / scale size of the printed content using the tools in the software you are using to submit the job to the printer.


The exact settings you change depend on your Operating System, the printer, the printer software.


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If you do not find the original or current answer helpful, please submit a new thread of your own:


Provide all the requested information, tell us which software you are using to view and submit the job to the printer, and let us know what you have already tried to resolve the problem on your own.


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