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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Easy way to print with larger font than on a web page

    I can enlarge a web page's font size when at a web site by going ctrl +. But if I tell it to print, it, of course, prints in the font size used on the web page.

    I would like to be able to print larger in those instances where I want to save the page but where the print is so small and/or faint that you need a magnifying glass to read it. Where, say, it's font size 6 or maybe 5.

    Normally in saving such a page I just tell it to print but often I past parts of it into Word first.
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    If you are using firefox, and want to print a page with large fonts:

    click file,
    under Print Preview,
    adjust the Scale

    You can move it up and down to the scale that is best for you.
    Note* when you increase the scale you may find that some of the text disappears along the edge of the print preview. Changing it from landscape to portrait or vice versa can help fix this.

    Some printers also have a scale setting in the advanced section as well. It functions nearly the same as the firefox scaling feature.

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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Thanks for the print from web page solution.

    Another problem just arrived. I frequently go to http://dictionary.reference.com/search? to get dictionary definitions. Well for 3-4 weeks now the word 'petard' has always been there in the search box where one types the word to be defined. I can and do backspace it out so I can enter the new word.

    I am using Firefox. I went tools > options > Privacy > Clear cookies now but that did no good. So I went tools > options > Privacy > View Cookies > Remove all cookies. That didn't help either. When I go to the site, the 'petard' word is still there.

    Any ideas?

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    http://dictionary.reference.com

    Try that instead of the http://dictionary.reference.com/search?

    The link above takes you to the search without the word being inserted. For me the word is "nothing" but I have never used that search query on dictionary.com.... bizarre.

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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Good thinking! That did it, BB. I didn't do exactly as you suggested but I went to the bookmark I have always used and clicked 'properties' and there it read " http://dictionary.reference.com/search?qpetard" I must have created the bookmark after having looked up the word 'petard'. I backspaced out back to the com and then the word was gone the next time I clicked the bookmark. Thanks.

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