Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a web page with some basic text:

< 





 875 000 096 099 
 DR DOCTOR ASSOCIATES 
 MILWAUKEE, WI 
 >

And I would like this text printed from a browser to a printer using the Generic / Text Only driver. Internet Explorer versions 9 and up will print this text just fine. However, Chrome will not print at all, and Firefox will print the text incorrectly. It seems whenever there is a space in the text, Firefox will add a line feed and tab which looks like this:

< 





 875 
    000 
      096 
        099
 > 

Whats annoying is that I can print from an app like notepad or excel just fine. Any suggestions?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

I finally found out what was causing the problem. Printers connected with the Generic / Text Only driver can be very picky about what types of fonts you use. The text would only print correctly if I used a fixed width font type. Hopefully this will help anybody out there having similar problems.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.