Microsoft KB Archive/51533
Text Runs Past Right Margin in Print Preview
PSS ID Number: Q51533 Article last modified on 03-07-1997
====================================================================== 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 5.00 MACINTOSH kbusage ———————————————————————- The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.0, 3.01, 3.02, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1 ———————————————————————-
In versions 5.x and earlier of Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, print preview may not always give an accurate representation of the right margin of a document; the text often appears ragged or it appears to run over the right edge of the paper. This running over is due to the scaling that occurs in print preview so that a document will fit on a screen display.
Lines of text with few or no spaces are especially likely to run over the right edge in print preview.
To see the correct layout of the document, view the document in page view or print it out.
The Fractional Widths option also affects how some fonts will look in print preview. (To apply the Fractional Widths option, choose Page Setup from the File menu and select the Fractional Widths check box.)
The following table lists what happens to certain 12-point fonts when the Fractional Widths option is selected and what happens to them when the Fractional Widths option cleared:
Font Fractional Widths No Fractional Widths —- ——————- ———————
Avant Garde Moves right a lot Looks fine Bookman Moves right a little Looks fine Geneva Moves right a lot Moves right a lot Helvetica Looks fine Looks fine Helvetica Narrow Moves to left a lot Looks fine Monaco Moves right a lot Moves right a lot New Cent. Schoolbook Moves right a little Looks fine New York Moves right a lot Moves right a lot Optima Moves right a lot Looks fine Palatino Looks fine Looks fine Symbol Moves right a lot Looks fine Times Looks fine Looks fine Zapf Chancery Moves to left a little Moves right a little
KBCategory: kbusage KBSubCategory: kbfont Additional reference words: 3.00 3.01 3.02 4.00 5.00 past beyond macword macword5 overlap century 5.10 ====================================================================== ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.