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Dell 1700 prints test page on enlarged print over 4 pages

I purchased a used Dell 1700. When I try to set it up on my laptop it prints the test page on a much larger font size which is split evenly over 4 pages, 1/4 on each page. I have used the print drivers online and from the utilities driver CD. Any thoughts on how make the page shrink down to one regular sized font page?

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  • cluchfcculat Sep 02, 2008

    We think the problem is resolved. We are not sure why, but it is working now. We changed a print setting to automatic from XL on the fonts and it started printing correctly. Thanks for your help.

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It sounds as if it's set to print in poster format,

1 From the computer’s software application, select File then Print.
2 Click Properties (or Options, Printer, or Setup, depending on the application) to view the
printer driver settings.
3 From the Page Layout tab, click More Page Layout Options.

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