Windows 10: Printer only prints on half of the paper

Discus and support Printer only prints on half of the paper in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; When I print, the print preview appears that the document will use the entire length and width of the page. Although, the printer will the entire... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Tonji Lewis, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Printer only prints on half of the paper


    When I print, the print preview appears that the document will use the entire length and width of the page. Although, the printer will the entire document, the printout only appears on half of the available space of the page, so the print is really

    small and it is landscape mode not portrait mode. I need my letter documents to appear on a full size sheet of paper, not just on half of the paper. How can I fix this issue?

    :)
     
    Tonji Lewis, Apr 29, 2020
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  2. Mithin_EJ Win User

    How can I print a Half Sheet (5.5 x 8.5 inch) paper in Excel Office 365

    Hi MarshaTravis,



    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.



    I would suggest you to follow the below steps, to print a Half Sheet paper in Excel.



    1. Open the Excel Spreadsheet.
    2. Go to File, click on Print.
    3. Under the Print Settings, select the option "Custom Scaling".
    4. Then select the option "Custom Scaling Options".
    5. Under Page tab, select the option "Adjust to:" Change the value to 50%.
    6. Click OK, and try to print the Excel paper.


    Hope it helps,

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes Or No
     
    Mithin_EJ, Apr 29, 2020
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  3. not printing on paper

    Hi Jean, my name is Neil, I'm an independent expert adviser for Microsoft and a Windows 10 user like you.

    I'm sorry you're having trouble printing.

    It really sounds like your printer has a jam or something blocking the flow of paper through the printer.

    If you go to print a document and you hear it printing, but no paper is moving, then it's likely printing directly onto the paper roller inside your printer. This can get quite dirty with printer ink.

    I suggest you have a good look inside your paper tray and inside your printer near the roller feed and make sure nothing is stuck there (like a paperclip or anything similar) that is preventing the paper from going in. Also, remove all the paper and realign
    it into a neat stack before putting it back into the printer and also make sure there's not too much paper being put in. Try around 10 sheets first and no more and see if it prints then.

    You could try turning the printer upside down and see if anything falls out of the printer that shouldn't be there, but please be careful doing this. Only do it if you feel comfortable doing it.

    If none of these suggestions work, let me know and we'll try something else.
     
    Smug Puppy, Apr 29, 2020
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  4. lalillie Win User

    Printer only prints on half of the paper

    Printer's default paper size ignored

    I often print to PDFs. My PDF printers are set to a default paper size of Legal. But when I print the size is Letter and I have to change it each time. This used to work. I'm not sure when it changed.
    • Windows Setting Manage Default Printer is not checked
    • Doesn't matter which printer I use - PDFCreator, Bullzip PDF, Adobe PDF
    • Windows 10 build 1803
    • Happens when printing from many apps - Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Email
    • Works properly when printing from other apps - Notepad, Notepad++, browsers
    • Happens on multiple computers - desktop and laptop
    Any tips on how to get the printer default paper size to work?
     
    lalillie, Apr 29, 2020
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