Knowledgebase:
Tiny Fonts when printing from Internet Explorer 7.0 and Outlook
Posted by rbTech Staff on 05 January 2012 12:25 PM

T. Andrew Hooper 

11/12/2008 10:13 am

One of the more annoying features of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 is something called Shrink-to-Fit. This will attempt to get the entire web page onto a single printed page, even if it requires that everything be printed in 5 pt fonts.

One of the more annoying features of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 is something called Shrink-to-Fit. This will attempt to get the entire web page onto a single printed page, even if it requires that everything be printed in 5 pt fonts.

For unknown reasons, the same feature is applied to HTML email messages printed from within Outlook.

There is no easy check-box to turn this off - it requires either a workaround or registry hack, as outlined in this thread:
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=4039144&SiteID=1

There are some javascript solutions suggested, but the registry version seems to be the easiest to implement.
Thanks to Jesse Fenwick for originally posting the registry information.

For the quickest fix, download the patch here.

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