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It is very possible that the default driver is set wrong or that your paper and margin settings are incorrect for your printer.
Win 7, 64-bit, HP laser jet 3300 printer. I lose letters on the right side. Not on everything I print, but on 10-15% and it's very irritating.
In this excerpt from Answercast #67, I look at a case where a printer is printing off the side of the paper resulting in lost text.
Yes, I can imagine it would be.
There are exactly two things I'm going to point you at.
One is in the programs that you are using to print. Make sure that the margins are set properly. 90% of this kind of a problem is nothing more than the program having the wrong, the incorrect margins set. Typically, it means that they believe that the paper is larger than it is, so I should also include paper size.
They believe the paper is larger than it is, and they are actually printing off the edge of the paper. What you end up seeing of course is it gets cut off before the end of the paper is actually hit because printers don't print to the entire edge of the sheet of paper.
So that's one thing: double, triple check all of the settings in the program that you are using to print. If it's the same program that's always losing 10-15% of the right hand side, there's your culprit right there.
It really does make sense that (for whatever reason) the paper size and/or margin settings in that program are not correct. They don't match what's in your printer, the paper that's in your printer, or the printer's capabilities itself.
The other place that I would have you look (this is probably the other 10%) is in the printer driver. What it really boils down to is the "default settings" for your printer.
Go into Control Panel;
Look in Printers;
Right-click on your printer in the resulting display;
And click on Properties.
Properties contains a number of different settings for your printer including its default assumptions for things like paper size and margin.
It is very possible that the defaults are incorrect for your printer and I would have you triple-check those to make sure that they are set correctly. Basically, walk through all of the settings that you find there and make sure that they make sense for your printer and the kind of paper that's in it.
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