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Solutions: Shrink page to print everything on it

When I print on my HP LaserJet 1100, the right-hand side of each line of print is cut off. I can sometimes cure the cutoff by printing in landscape. I printed a series of pages from a site with directions and photos of fishing knots, and each line was cut off. Do you have a suggestion to solve this problem?

As long as you are using Internet Explorer 7, you may be able to use the Print Scaling feature. Go to Print Preview from within Internet Explorer and then adjust the Change Print Size setting to something that works better for you. It will most likely be set at the Shrink To Fit default setting. Clicking the down arrow will present you options to shrink the page down further, which may allow you to fit the entire contents on one printed page.

I cannot delete a file that was sent to me as an e-mail attachment from a friend titled "fwd_the things a mom will say... ." I could not read or open the file, so I dragged it onto my desktop so I could try to use different software. Now, I not only cannot open this file, I cannot even delete it from my desktop. I have tried to delete, rename and move this file but keep getting the same error message, "cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk." I also tried to remove it from the source C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop but still could not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Try this: Click Start, Run, type Notepad and click OK. Through Notepad, click File, Open. In the File Open dialog, click the drop-down option for All Files. Navigate to the desktop file and click to open it. You may receive an error such as, "This file does not exist … would you like to create a new one?" Click Yes. Enter some text and then save the file and exit Notepad. Now try to delete it.

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