How To Change Font Size On HP Printer
One of the most popular printers used by millions of people around the world is the HP printer. Developed by an American electronic manufacturing company, Hewlett Packard, the printer has been operating in the market since 1984. The company was established in a one-car garage in Palo Alto in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and David Packard. In their initial days, they manufactured a line of electronic test and measurement equipment. As the company grew, later in the year 1984 they started manufacturing printers.
In the year 1984, HP introduced desktop laser and ink-jet printers in the market designed for offices. Later on, they started manufacturing these printers for the public’s use. Today, whether it is a university, a household, a school, or a workplace, HP printers are widely used.
In universities, students submit projects, they use these printers to print documents and submit them to their professors. Likewise, in an office, these printers are used to take printouts of important documents related to employee information, client information, and also company policies. Not only offices and universities, but even households use HP printers to take printouts for personal reasons.
That said, one question that is commonly asked is how to change the font size when printing. This question arises because, in universities, when submitting a project work, they ask students to print documents in certain font size. Similarly, in offices, they print documents in a certain font size. For such situations, knowing how to change the font size is essential.
Before getting into the nitty-gritties of how to change font size on HP printer, let us first have a look at how to download and install HP drivers.
How To Download And Install HP Drivers On Desktop Computers
Below are steps to download and install the HP driver on a desktop computer or laptop.
Downloading And Installing HP Driver
Open a browser on your laptop or desktop computer.
Go to the address bar of the browser and enter “Google”.
After doing that, in the Google Search Engine, type “HP drivers download” and press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.
Now, you will get a list of search results. Click on the “Official HP Drivers And Software Download” search result.
Once you do that, you will be taken to the official website of HP. There you will find all the HP drivers and software. On that page, you will see several options like Printer, Laptop, Desktop, and Others. As we are looking for “Printer” drivers, you should click on the “Printer” option.
After clicking on the “Printer” option, you will be taken to a page from where you need to download the driver.
On the page, you get two options to download the driver. Either you enter your printer product name in the search bar, or you can directly select your printer model from the list available at the bottom of the page.
Once you enter the product name or select the printer model, you will now be taken to a page where the actual download process begins. Here, the page detects the operating system automatically.
If the page detects the operating system as Windows 7, or Windows 8, you will find a “Download” option. On the other hand, if the page detects the operating system as Windows 10, then you need to install the driver from “Microsoft App”.
If the page detects the operating system as Windows 7, then do the following to download the driver.
- First, click on the “Download” button under the “Installation Software And Full/Basic Driver Supports” section.
- Once that is done, the driver application will be downloaded to the computer. Locate the drive where the application has been downloaded. Double-click on it to install the driver.
- Now the installation starts. You will need to perform some steps to complete the installation.
- After completing the steps, the HP printer driver will be installed on your computer.
If the page detects the operating system as Windows 10, then do the following to install the driver.
- Under the “Installation Software” section, click on the “Install” button.
- After clicking the button, you will be taken to the Microsoft Apps website. Now, click on the “Get in Store App” that will take you to the “Microsoft App Store” from where you need to install the “HP Smart” app.
- After the installation is done, click the “Open” button.
- Now, you need to add the Printer model. Once that is done, you can start printing and scanning documents.
With the download and installation covered, let us now look at how to change font size on HP printer.
Steps On How To Change Font Size On HP Printer
Remember, the HP printer doesn’t have a font setting on it to change the font size of a document. To change the font size, below are some steps that you can follow.
If you are looking to print a web page and want to change the font size of the page, you can do it by following the steps below:
Open the Chrome browser.
Open the web page that you want to print.
Now, on the address bar, at the right end of the bar, you will find three dots. Click on the dots.
Once you do that, you will get a list of options, click on the “Print” option. You can also press the “CTRL + P” keys on the keyboard to print the web page.
Next, a “Print Window” opens that is divided into two segments. One segment shows the preview of the page and the other segment has a list of options like Destination, Pages, Copies, More Settings, and others. In the “Destination” dropdown box, select the “HP Driver”.
Next, go to the “More Settings” tab and click on it. You will find different options like Paper Size, Pages per sheet, Margins, Scale, and others.
Go to the “Scale” dropdown box and click on it. Using this box you can change the font size of the page. In the dropdown box, select the “Custom” option. You will find a small text box under the dropdown box. In that text box, enter any value between 10 and 200 that will change the font size.
Internet Explorer Browser
Open Internet Explorer Browser.
Open the web page that you want to print.
On the address bar, at the right end of the bar, there is a “Tools” option. Click on that option.
Once you do that, you will find many options like Print, File Zoom, Safety, and others. Go to the “Print” option and click on it. Then click on “Print Preview”.
A “Print Preview” window opens. In that window, on the right corner, you will find the “Change Print Size” dropdown box. Click on the box and change the “Shrink To Fit” to the “Custom” option.
You will get a small text box where you can enter any value between 30 and 200 to change the font size.
If you are looking to print a Word document and want to change the font size of the document, you can do that by following the steps below.
Open the Word document that you want to print.
After that, go to the “File” option in word. Click on it, then select the “Print” option and click on it.
A Print Preview window opens. The window shows what the print document will look like. If you are not satisfied with the font size of the text, you can change the size by going back to the original setting.
If you want to increase or decrease the font size of some text in the document like the title of the topic, go to the “Home” option. Under the option, you will find the “Font” section. In the section, you will have a “Font Size” dropdown box to change the size of the text.
If you want to change the font size of the whole text, press “CTRL + A” and go to the “Font Size” dropdown. Then, select the size that you want.
Again go to the “Print Preview” window and check if the document satisfies your font size needs. If not, again repeat the above step. Do it till the document has the perfect font size.
Once you have the perfect font size, you can print the document from the “Print Preview” window.
To Sum Up
Adjusting the font size on the HP printer is easy. Whether it is adjusting the font size of a Word document or a web page before printing, it can be done easily. This article gives you an in-depth explanation of the same. You can conveniently change the font size, by following these steps.