Two-point type???  
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MarceloRibeiroPT





PostPosted: Sat Jul 28 10:28:01 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Two-point type???

I got a call from my father-in-law. Before I make the trip to his place to
look at the 'problem,' I thought it wise to post here first. This may be
bonehead and obvious, once I'm sitting in front of his monitor, but maybe not.

He claims that when he prints out a page from the Web using Internet
Explorer 7, everything is really tiny; "2-point type" he claims. I asked if
the File/Print Preview looked reasonable, and he said that, "yes, that looks
good... like a full page with normal text." But when he does a Crtl+P to get
it onto paper, he needs a magnifier to read it. He has his View/Text Size
set to Medium, so that's not it.

Other programs, like Word and Excel, print properly, so it's not something
'globally' funny with his printer.

Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Many thanks in advance.

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ChrisD





PostPosted: Sat Jul 28 10:28:01 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Two-point type???
Yes this happens to me. I'm sure I read that it was a "bug". I can't find a
fix on the Windows web site (which incidentally is like trying to navigate
through a plate of spaghetti - MS take note) so I've downloaded Firefox and
am using that. It's still not ideal but it's a lot better than IE7

n.b. Talk about restrictive practices: you can't connect to Windows Update
unless you use "their" browser
 
 
JimWood





PostPosted: Sat Jul 28 11:16:03 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Two-point type??? Thanks, Chris,

Nice to know that I'm not the only one that's seen this. I did 'drill down'
through the µSoft Knowledge Base and found one reference to such a condition
when using Outlook or Outlook Express. The article was not of immediate use,
but did go into the feature of "shrink to fit." When I then entered that
into the KB engine, I got several links to articles that may prove helpful.

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>
> Yes this happens to me. I'm sure I read that it was a "bug". I can't find a
> fix on the Windows web site (which incidentally is like trying to navigate
> through a plate of spaghetti - MS take note) so I've downloaded Firefox and
> am using that. It's still not ideal but it's a lot better than IE7
>
> n.b. Talk about restrictive practices: you can't connect to Windows Update
> unless you use "their" browser
 
 
dean-dean





PostPosted: Sat Jul 28 12:16:10 CDT 2007 Top

Internet Explorer / IE >> Two-point type??? This may have nothing to do with anything, but anyway, try Alt + P to print,
from the Print Preview window.



>I got a call from my father-in-law. Before I make the trip to his place to
> look at the 'problem,' I thought it wise to post here first. This may be
> bonehead and obvious, once I'm sitting in front of his monitor, but maybe
> not.
>
> He claims that when he prints out a page from the Web using Internet
> Explorer 7, everything is really tiny; "2-point type" he claims. I asked
> if
> the File/Print Preview looked reasonable, and he said that, "yes, that
> looks
> good... like a full page with normal text." But when he does a Crtl+P to
> get
> it onto paper, he needs a magnifier to read it. He has his View/Text Size
> set to Medium, so that's not it.
>
> Other programs, like Word and Excel, print properly, so it's not something
> 'globally' funny with his printer.
>
> Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Many thanks in advance.