Printing is a fundamental part of using a computer to create tangible outputs of documents and photos. Most printers are set to print documents at 100% of their actual size. If a document or photo appears small and is hard to see, it may be necessary to increase the output scale. Windows computers come with a built-in tool used to manage printer settings. Users have the option to change settings for the specific printer in which they want to enlarge the printing scale. The scale can be adjusted up to a value of 400%.
Click "Start" at the lower-left of the screen and then click "Control Panel".
Click "Classic View" from the left-pane of the Control Panel and then click "Printers".
Right-click the name of the printer for which you need to enlarge printing to 200% and click "Printing Preferences".
Click the "Page Setup" tab from the top menu in Printing Preferences window.
Click the "Scaled Printing" option under Page Layout.
Enter "200%" into the box next to "Scaling".
Click "Apply" and then click "OK" to save your changes.
Open the desired document or photo you wish to enlarge. Click "File" from the top menu and then click "Print." The document will print to 200%.
Change the scaled printing back to 100% after you are done printing at 200%. If you do not change the scaled value, all documents will continue to print at 200% using the printer you specified.
Tips and warnings
- Change the scaled printing back to 100% after you are done printing at 200%. If you do not change the scaled value, all documents will continue to print at 200% using the printer you specified.