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

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    28 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,628
    Windows 10 Pro

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    28 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,912
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    28 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Not to sound ignorant, but are you referring to the 81/2" X 11" format?
    Quote Originally Posted by wnclee 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.    28 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari 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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    28 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,628
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by wnclee 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.


    Quote Originally Posted by wnclee 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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Working with wordpad
I've tried to reset margins, all the ways I've found on help lines, with no luck. My primary need is resetting the right and left margin to accommodate using Avery labels. I've tried moving the little mark at the top of the page to adjust it, no...
Software and Apps
Recover unsaved wordpad document?
ooops i clicked no instead of cancel while trying to save a document... the computer didnt crash or anything and hasnt been rebooted since. is this file by any chance recoverable?
Software and Apps
Solved Can't find WordPad
Upgraded to Windows 10 from 7. I used Word Pad for creating all docs. Now I can't find it. The same docs are in Office but are formatted different and require payment for subscription. Was my Word Pad deleted in the upgrade or can still get to it?
Software and Apps
Wordpad Annoying EOF Sound
Whenever the cursor meets the end-of-file character in Wordpad, an annoying sound happens. Wordpad has a very rudimentary settings menu, as far as I could see. I cannot ascertain a way to disable this sound. Can anyone help me?
General Support
Wordpad not saving doc sizes
Hi, Just got win 10 from win 7. Wordpad now doesn't save doc resizes from one day to the next. It will save the size all day long until I shut down the computer, then reboot and open a doc in wordpad and have to resize all over again. Win 7 never...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:19.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums