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How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer.

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How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. diandriese 3/8/10 5:04 PM
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Re: How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. dwight.stegall 3/8/10 7:56 PM
Threatening to use another service won't help you here. If you want to punish yourself by using MSN then go right ahead. :)

FONTS PRINTING TOO SMALL Here is how to fix that http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=761bf9c466615340&hl=en

Currently the only option for print preview is IE Tab extension.

IE Tab - Google Chrome extension gallery - https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd

Right-click a page and click on Print Preview.

But beware, IE displays pages different than Chrome. You might not get what you are looking for using this.


Re: How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. mark.malewski 5/10/10 9:32 PM
Feature requests (and even something as simple as a "Print Preview" feature seem to fall upon deaf ears at Google, and wasting paper is extremely annoying, but I supposed all that we can do is vote for it here:

References:

Suggest a feature for Google Chrome(Web)

About all you can do is make a post here on the developer's forum, and let them know that you're irritated by the fact that they seem to ignore such a simple features like "Print Preview".  

The developer's seem to believe that no one even uses "Print Preview" and that there is no need to change a page rotation from portrait to landscape, or even a basic "Print Preview" features to save on wasting paper.

Firefox has it, IE has it, and just about every single application has it (except for Google Chrome).  You can vote for the feature on the link here:

Suggest a feature for Google Chrome (Print Preview Option) here:

Then you can ask the developers to at least add a "Print Preview" by posting on the developer's forum here:


They've known about the issue for almost 2 years now (over a year and a half) and the developers have done nothing about it, and they seem to believe that it's not a needed feature, or that no one even uses it.  So please take the time to voice your concerns to the developers about wanting this "Print Preview" feature, and please take the time to ask the developers to at least quit wasting their development time on silly stupid crap, while ignoring the most basic (and widely used) functional features such as a "Print Preview", and "Page Orientation" option:


You can read more about the feature request here:


You can also make a post to the Google Chrome developers here:

Re: How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. mark.malewski 5/10/10 9:39 PM
Another option is to just go back to using FireFox (like I did) until the Google Developers can at least "fix" Chrome, and make it as "usable" as FireFox or IE8.

Google Chrome seems to be lacking all the basic features that a standard browser should have (like "Print Preview", and a "Menu Bar" that can be enabled/disabled).  

These same complaints appear almost every single day on the message boards, but the developers don't really seem to care (or listen) to what the END USERS actually want.

So FireFox is probably the best option for now.  Maybe in a few months (or years) if Google ever gets their act together, and begins listening to what people want, then maybe these simple and basic features will get added.  The developers don't really seem to care what the END USERS actually want, so more than likely the requests will just fall upon deaf ears.

FireFox works well, and it's extremely fast.  Download the latest FireFox 3.6, and it has all the plugins, and features you could ever want.  

Google Chrome was a great idea/thought, but the developers just never turned it into a finished or polished product.  It's still missing all the basic functionality that you would find in a good browser like FireFox, and even crappy browsers like Internet Explorer still have all the common features that users expect to have.  Google just doesn't seem to understand or get it.  They seem to be off on another planet, and they don't seem to listen (or care) what END USERS actually want.

We just want something like FireFox, but much faster (i.e. like Google Chrome, but with all the features of FireFox).

But Google never seems to listen.  The feature requests just fall upon deaf ears.
Re: How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. mark.malewski 5/10/10 9:46 PM
As far as something as simple (and as basic) as a "Print Preview", all you can do is click on the links I have posted above, and ask to have the feature added (and ask the developers WHY they have rocks for brains and refuse to even include such basic functionality from the very beginning).

Google developers seem to believe that "less is more".  When in reality, "less is very USELESS".

Give users all the features that come standard in FireFox, and just have the option to enable/disable the extra menu bars from within the  "Gear button -> Always show menu bar" option.

That way users that want the menu bar, with all the same exact features that FireFox has, can just enable the menu bar. Then other users that just want the plain and simple/clean look can just disable that menu bar.

It's quite simple really, and it would make everyone happy.  Google just doesn't seem to be concerned with making everyone happy, or even making anyone happy.

Just give users a browser that is similar/identical to FireFox, but is faster, and more stable.  All the same exact features, but just a faster browser.  Plus make it "skinnable" so people can change the colors, buttons, etc.

The biggest feature request that is missing, is the silly "Print Preview" and "Page Setup" features that are missing.  Google just doesn't seem to care, or listen.

 
Re: How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. mark.malewski 5/10/10 10:30 PM
It is nice to be heard but my take on "working hard to balance this request among others" tells me not to hold my breath.  It's VERY disappointing.

Print preview is an essential function. Chrome is my browser of choice but I've changed back to FireFox for my default browser because PP is missing. Whenever anyone asks me about Chrome I say great BUT no PrintPreview.

Hardly a day goes by that I don't find myself needing to print while in Chrome session. Sometimes I can just cut and paste the link in an IE session, but often I have to login (again) and navigate (again) to the web page I want. Think of trying to print preview something from Charles Schwab (or your financial site). Print blind from Chrome and at the very least get unwanted pages of disclaimers. Often toner wasting unwanted graphics.

When I say print preview, I need the functions such as "print current page; print page range; print even/odd pages, the ability to adjust margin sizes, and even things like "Print Selection" on highlighted text.

Very, very annoying and I'm sure the absence of PP is holding back greater acceptance of Chrome.



Re: How do I print preview. How do I make print larger? I'm using MSN unless I get an answer. S.R.H. 6/30/11 10:11 AM
Now there is print preview in Google Chrome. It is very new and does not work the best yet. First you go to chrome://flags/ and in the print preview section enable it. Then restart Google Chrome. After that when you are on a website that you would like to print, click the wrench icon and then in that menu click "Print". There are many options on that page to change the settings for the print job. Even thought there is now a print preview function it does not function well. The print preview only works on Google Chrome version 12 and up. A main problem I noticed is that in some sections of the page the print preview and printing does not display the parts of the page and it just displays and prints the page or pages in black (in just some sections of the page but sometimes it affects the whole page or pages).