Let's say there are 2 PCs and 1 printer,the printer is connected directly to PC1,PC2 connected through router,and I will use PC2 to print documents. PC1 is using Window XP while PC2 is Window 7.

I followed the instructions of this website,and it works perfectly after I set paper size as 8.50x5.50.

The printer setting in Window XP is:

Paper Size: 8.50x5.50

Paper Feed: A4

Manual Feed (can't really remember the name): A4

However my colleague is using Google Chrome,and everytimes she need to click "Print using System Dialog...(Ctrl+Shift+P)" below and choose the specific printer before print,she hopes can skip all these steps and simply click print through Chrome default print.

Since I already set 8.50x5.50 as default paper size of the printer,and the preview looks perfect as well (please refer to screenshot of 2 payslips)

Payslip 1 **"Preview of Payslip 1"**

Scroll down and showing Payslip 2 enter image description here

but the printed payslip is not following the default size,it will come out like:

enter image description here

The second payslip will move down after the first,so if I print 3 or more the rest will move even down. Is there any way to solve this problem?I tried to change the Paper Feed and Manual Feed (I not really know what is that for but just trying) to 8.50x5.50 and the printed payslip will shift nearly half page to right.

Thank you.

  • Actually I am not expert in printer, however, I saw your print preview setting in Canon MP100, then why you say you want print with Panasonic dot-matrix printer?
    – user197184
    Nov 4, 2013 at 13:24
  • Hi,that's my personal pc setting,my company is using the dot-matrix printer and I unable to get the screenshots from there for the moment as now I'm not in office.
    – Irene Ling
    Nov 4, 2013 at 13:28

1 Answer 1


Try accessing about:flags in Chrome and disabling Print Preview. I'm guessing if you use the native print dialog, you will have less issues.

You could then add the network printer twice with different names, perhaps appending "(Pay Slips)" to the end of the printer and then save all the defaults she needs at the printer level, rather than the application level so that they persist.

  • They removed the "disable Print Preview" option from the about:flags. Now you need to add --args --disable-print-preview to the startup-parameters. See here
    – Rik
    Nov 5, 2013 at 20:28

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