Modify print settings if printed page spills to second page, or printed text too small

Printing is browser-based, so the print quality and features can vary from browser to browser.  Changing the print settings needs to be done via the browser tools, not the print menu when you initiate the print.

If your printed pages are spilling onto a second page, try the settings below regarding maximizing space.  You might also try setting the zoom to 90 or 95%.

If the text on your printed pages seems too small, try setting the zoom to 125% and the settings below regarding maximizing space.

In Firefox (version 11):

  • Under the small FireFox menu up at the top-top-left
  • Under “Print…” select “Page Setup…”
    • You can change the zoom
  • Click on the “Margins & Header/Footer” tab
    • To maximize space, set each header and footer field to blank
    • To maximize space, set the margins to .3 all around

In Internet Explorer (version 9):

  • Under the gear icon
  • Under “Print” select “Page Setup…”
    • To maximize space, set each header and footer field to empty
    • To maximize space, set the margins to .3 all around
    • If the problem is text spilling onto two pages, you can try making the left and right margins larger, like .75 inch, while making the top and bottom margins smaller, like .25
  • There doesn’t appear to be any way to affect the zoom

In Chrome (version 18):

  • Under the wrench icon or 3-lines icon
  • If you change the “Zoom”, it affects both the screen and the print zoom
  • Under “Print…”
    • To maximize space, set “Margins” to “Minimum”
    • To maximize space, de-select “Headers and footers” so none are included
    • Must click “Print” to print this page if you want the settings to stick