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Small printing on paper

I have a lexmark x5270 printer/scanner. It prints so small noone cal read it. How do I change the size of the lettering?? Thank you for your time..Beckyy

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  • Janet Pickerd Apr 04, 2007

    Sorry but that was the wrong answer for me. On my printer, there is a button that sizes the type. My grandaughter was playing in the computer room and must of push to many buttons.. Thank you for your time

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It may be that you have the wrong printer driver. You can download the latest version at http://www.lexmark.com Also, you can check the printer as a standalone by using the menu and testing a configuration page. If it still prints small then it is in the printer. If not your computor may be the problem.

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