Using my computer, I did the same thing that you said that you did and the printing looks normal. I revisited the old forum, and under thread tools is "Show a Printable Version" which remove the graphics, but the text size is the same. It is a convenient way to print without manually selecting and pasting into a word processor. However, that doesn't change the texting. OK, I just duplicated your problem using my wife's computer (still running XP) with a much smaller screen and using any browser. I found that the text size varies inversely with the size of the browser window so I suspect that it might have something to do with table width specified as a fixed number versus a percentage of window size. First, here is a screenshot of a print preview when I have the browser window set to full screen. I highlighted the text in your post, hit CTRL-P and then in the printer menu I chose "Selection". Next, I changed the size of the browser window to about half of the screen width and repeated the above steps and the results were: The bottom line is that I can't answer your question about what is the cause, but I would say that it is something that we probably can't change. The drawback of the method that you use is that it produces a lot of white space.