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3 Ways to Fix Google Sheets Printing too Small Issue

You have pressed the print button, but if the prints come out with a very small letter size, it is disappointing. In addition, it is certain that you cannot use the printout for any documentation or even for your personal reading. After all, you cannot expect the reader or yourself to use a magnifying glass to extract the information from the tiny printouts. To solve this issue, here, we provide some effective solutions if your Google sheets printing too small.

Why Google Sheets Printing too Small?

If you see that the printout of Google Sheets is too small, multiple reasons are there. Below is a list.

  • You have typed and saved the letters in a small font size.
  • You have set a “Fit to” scale on the Google sheet.
  • The Chrome’s print setting is not okay.

What to Do If Google Sheets Printing too Small?

Below are 3 working solutions.

1. Fix the Original Document

To fix this, follow the below-listed step-by-step guidelines.

  • Go to the original document.
  • Select the cells on the page with the mouse or keyboard.
  • Find the font size button on the toolbar.
  • Click on that, and you will see a drop-down menu. Click on the drop-down menu to select font size.
  • Click on the font size which you require. Here, we recommend you go for a different font size first, then click on the one you want. It ensures that the font size has been altered.
  • Now save the file and print it.

2. Fixing the Issue with Scalling in Google Sheets

If your saved font size is correct but the printout is too small, the scaling setting needs to be adjusted. Please follow the below listed stepwise guidelines.

  • Go to your page of Google Sheets.
  • Go to the print preview.
  • In the “Print Settings” section, check the box below “Scale”
  • By default, it may be set to “Fit to Height,” “Fit to Page,” or “Fit to Width.”
  • Click on it. A drop-down menu will be opened.
  • Click on “Normal (100%).”
  • Then go to the toolbar’s font size menu (it is also a drop-down menu).
  • Check the size again and make sure the set is correct.
  • Now print the page.

3. Fixing the Issue in Chrome Settings

Sometimes, the setting in Chrome causes an issue with printing, which results in smaller print coming out.

  • Open the page in the Chrome browser (the page you want to print).
  • Press Ctrl+P on the keyboard to see a print preview.
  • Now, you can see there is the print-related settings on the right-hand side.
  • Click on the “More Settings” button.
  • You will see a “Scale” option; it is a drop-down menu. Click on that.
  • In general, it is set to “Default” mode. Go to the drop-down menu, and select the “Custom” mode.
  • Now just below, you will see a number tab with an up and down arrow.
  • Click on the up arrow simultaneously, until the letters on the going-to-print page (on the right side) become as large as you need them to be.
  • Now, press the “Print” button.

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Bottom Line

Not getting the print in the required size (easy to read) is problematic. We hope that by applying the above-mentioned approaches, you will never face the issue of Google Sheets printing too small. However, there is one more thing we would like to mention here. If you are going to print a portion of a page, you might face a font size issue. In this case, set the appropriate orientation (landscape or portrait) and custom size with the required height and width.

People Also Ask

Here, we answer some of the most common questions regarding the too-small printing of Google Sheets.

How do I set the print area in Google Sheets?

Go to the “Orientation” section and select either landscape or portrait.
Then go to page size, and set the size as per requirement.

How do I print empty cells in Google Sheets?

On Google Sheets, select the empty cells.
Now, on the keyboard, press Ctrl+P.
In this print preview section, go to “Selected Cells.”
In this way, you will be able to get empty cells printed out.

How to print Google Sheets bigger?

Go to Google Sheets. Go to the print preview.
Go to the “Orientation” section and select either landscape or portrait.
Then go to page size, and set the size as per requirement.