I have a web page with some basic text:


 875 000 096 099 

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:



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

  • Two potential work-arounds if nothing else works: 1)Print from a screen capture utility or paste into an editor and print from there. 2)At least in Firefox, there is an add-in available called Print Edit (addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/print-edit). You delete what you don't want from the page and print, which seems to avoid those kinds of odd formatting.
    – fixer1234
    Nov 23, 2014 at 4:15

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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.

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