Finally fix print previews in Windows version - or help us figure out how to make it usable

EmKay Member ✭✭✭
My notebook's resolution is 3840x2160.  I have never, in years, been able to print reports.    Now, I can get decent report output but, because I don't have a preview I can see, it takes tons of effort.

I run the report, adjust my column widths so that everything fits, and here's what I see (blurred):

I click Export > Export to PDF, and I see 

I change the Page scaling to Fit to 1 page wide and the pages tall fills in by itself.  The Preview then changes to this:

Not terribly helpful.  No matter what I try, I can't get the preview to be usable.  If I go ahead and print to PDF regardless of this, it is fairly close to what I want.  However, it's not perfect, and adjusting it, without a preview, is totally hit-or-miss.  How can I get a print preview that I can use?
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  • EmKay
    EmKay Member ✭✭✭
    Need to add to this, too, that any change to the report requires me resetting all column widths all over again, hoping it ultimately fits on the final report.
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is a known problem, please see this post.

    To make the print preview correct, you must temporarily set the Windows Scale and Layout setting to 100%. This may make the text unreadably small, but  the print preview will be correct and the physical printing is not affected. 
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  • mgmSTARgazer
    mgmSTARgazer Member ✭✭
    This Print preview is totally unacceptable - I've had the same problem as EmKay for several years - WIN 10 -- I always update all software and drivers and have reported this several times. Why doesn't QW fix this. A long time ago it used to work well ... but not for a few years!!!!
  • TTSguy
    TTSguy Member ✭✭✭✭
    Well said and I couldn't agree more. I thinks this falls in the same drawer as Dark Mode and Splits getting messed up.
  • Kei
    Kei Member
    I agree with TTSguy. Printing reports need to be fixed along with Dark Mode and specially correcting the Splits issue!
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not to say this should not have been fixed years ago, but there is a workaround for the print preview issue. Please see the discussion linked above.
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