Mac OS X TextEdit print size tip


Call me slow, but I’d never figured out the printing logic behind Mac OS X’s TextEdit until now…

Trying to print a long letter I was confused by the fact that the was so small on the printed version and adjusting the point size on screen didn’t seem to correlate to the size of the of the printed version.  I soon realised that the default Wrap to Window setting auto sizes the text so that the print matches window width ie. resizing your window changes the apparent size of the printed text. Simple when you know what’s going on.

If you want it to behave in a more traditional WYSIWYG view then choose Wrap to Page from the Format menu and you’ll see individual pages complete with their margins.

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