Windows 10: WordPad Woes...


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
       28 Feb 2016 #1

    WordPad Woes...


    Hello. I've been having issues w/ Windows WordPad for quite some time (yrs.), but am just getting around to seeking help for lack of importance. It's important now as I'm using it primarily for cut & paste as church historian. My Issue: all of the text shows on the PC screen ,but when I go to print the end-parts of the text are cut-off... I've done all I can think of: ruler, no ruler, word-wrap, no W Wrap, indent, justify, etc... I've tried 3rd party apps, but WP is so quick & familiar in layout, while other's aren't so friendly. Can anyone offer advice, can it be fixed, or offer 3rd apps?

    Thanks, LeRoy L.
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  2. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Feb 2016 #2

    It sounds as if you have a wrong page (paper) size selected. Change it in Page Setup's drop down menu as shown in screenshot below:

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    The screenshot shows I have selected the ISO standard A4 size but if you are using the US standard size Letter paper in your printer you should select it.
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  3. Posts : 3,238
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Feb 2016 #3

    Wordpad doesn't work quite as well as what some folks need and Microsoft Works was discontinued some time ago and Microsoft Office/applications are expensive so I've been recommending the free LibreOffice, can read and save .doc and .docx files as well as many other formats. Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       28 Feb 2016 #4

    Not to sound ignorant, but are you referring to the 81/2" X 11" format?
    wnclee said: View Post
    Hello. I've been having issues w/ Windows WordPad for quite some time (yrs.), but am just getting around to seeking help for lack of importance. It's important now as I'm using it primarily for cut & paste as church historian. My Issue: all of the text shows on the PC screen ,but when I go to print the end-parts of the text are cut-off... I've done all I can think of: ruler, no ruler, word-wrap, no W Wrap, indent, justify, etc... I've tried 3rd party apps, but WP is so quick & familiar in layout, while other's aren't so friendly. Can anyone offer advice, can it be fixed, or offer 3rd apps?

    Thanks, LeRoy L.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       28 Feb 2016 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    It sounds as if you have a wrong page (paper) size selected. Change it in Page Setup's drop down menu as shown in screenshot below:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_02_28_23_11_581.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	123.6 KB 
ID:	66920

    The screenshot shows I have selected the ISO standard A4 size but if you are using the US standard size Letter paper in your printer you should select it.
    Hello my Finnish ex-pat now in Germany friend. I just (re)-set the right margin where the cut-off occurred & it works perfect. Thanks so much. My OCD would not let this one go!!! LeRoy
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  6. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Feb 2016 #6

    wnclee said: View Post
    Not to sound ignorant, but are you referring to the 81/2" X 11" format?
    Yes, I was. Official name of that size is Letter:
    If that's the size you buy for your printer, that's the size you have to select in WordPad Page Setup.


    wnclee said: View Post
    Hello my Finnish ex-pat now in Germany friend. I just (re)-set the right margin where the cut-off occurred & it works perfect. Thanks so much. My OCD would not let this one go!!! LeRoy


    You are welcome
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