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[Solved] print size

Postby budmac » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:59 pm

I am nee of help on how to increase print size . all of a sudden my print size on new documents comes out very small. However, when printing previous documents the size is correct. How do I adjust print size? Thanks
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Re: print size

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:01 pm

Please clarify: do you mean the size on a printed page, or the size on the editing screen?
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Re: print size

Postby budmac » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:08 pm

Size on printed page
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Re: print size

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Please try a print from the attached file. The two horizontal rules should be about 3.5" (9 cm) apart.
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Re: print size

Postby budmac » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:34 pm

Yes, the lines are exactly 3.5" apart. print size is normal i.e., not small
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Re: print size

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:40 pm

OK, then the problem is most likely in your /File /Print settings. These can vary from printer to printer, so what I write now may not be exactly applicable to your printer - you may have to explore.

On a file printing small, on /File /Print, look for a Page Layout tab and make sure that "Pages per sheet" is set to 1.

Check also that Brochure is not checked on that page.
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Re: print size

Postby budmac » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:38 pm

printer setting were exactly as you outlined. any further ideas thanks
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Re: print size

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:44 pm

Using a file that prints small, on /File /Print, on its the General tab, press the Properties button. On the window that opens select the Device tab. On this (differs according to printer brand) there may be a "scale" (or similar word) setting. If so, select this and choose 100% in the adjoining column.
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Re: print size

Postby budmac » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:41 pm

scaling is at 100%. What I don't get is if I print the forum comments or any other site the print is normal . I don't know if the problem is my printer settings or if the problem originates with Open Office.
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Re: print size

Postby thomasjk » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:40 am

What font size setting do you have for the document with the issue? In the snip I've attached the font size is 12 point. Is your size significantly smaller?
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Re: print size

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:33 am

It would help if you uploaded a sample file to the forum; we could then look at the internals to see what might be causing the problem.
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Re: print size

Postby budmac » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:30 pm

Thanks for your post....it led me to the problem. I can't believe I was so stupid!
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Re: print size

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:36 pm

To help others, please tell us what was causing the problem.
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Re: print size

Postby budmac » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:46 pm

I did not have the font size set correctly plus I didn't highlight the Open Office document after changing font size before printing.
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Re: print size

Postby thomasjk » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:42 am

budmac wrote:Thanks for your post....it led me to the problem. I can't believe I was so stupid!


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