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10.6: Set default auto-rotate and scale Preview's Print dialog Apps
Snow Leopard only hintSnow Leopard's Preview application has scale-to-fit and auto-rotation enabled in the Print dialog by default, but it doesn't seem to retain changes to these settings between restarts when I disable them in GUI. To change these settings permanently, copy and paste these commands into Terminal:
$ defaults write com.apple.Preview PVImagePrintingScaleMode 0
$ defaults write com.apple.Preview PVImagePrintingAutoRotate 0
I'm not sure if these options are applicable in 10.4 or 10.5, but they work in 10.6.
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10.6: Set default auto-rotate and scale Preview's Print dialog
Authored by: macworldguy on Dec 29, '09 12:49:47PM

What i can not figure out is how to increase the font size of a page i want to print from a web page.

Hints/howto/suggestions welcomed.

For me, the preview is OK for "previewing" but usless for changing what i want to print.



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10.6: Set default auto-rotate and scale Preview's Print dialog
Authored by: trianglejuice on Apr 26, '11 02:19:51AM

If you are still interested in the answer, try this:
Under the View menu in Safari, increase the font size ("Zoom In"), while "Zoom Text Only" is checked (it's in the same menu). You can also use the shortcut Cmd+ or Cmd– to zoom more quickly.

Then when the font size is ok, just print (the small preview in the print window should display a bigger font).

FWIW: the "Preview" the original poster was talking about, is not the small preview in the print window, but the application that resides in your Applications folder.



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