PDF Print Area Smaller Than Page

When your return/form appears to not be printing full size, this may be due to Windows display settings or Adobe Reader settings.

First try this:

  1. Close Adobe Reader and the TaxAct program.
  2. Right-click on the TaxAct program icon (desktop shortcut).
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Click Compatibility..
  5. In the Settings area check the box "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings." On Windows 10, the setting may say: "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" -- check this box and then on the dropdown menu below, first try the option System.
  6. Apply the changes and close the Properties dialog window.

You can also check the display settings for Windows 7 and 8 and change them in general for your computer, or try this if you are using the online version of TaxAct:

  1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop.
  2. On the context menu select "Screen resolution."
  3. Click the text link Make text and other items larger or smaller.
  4. In the settings under Make it easier to read what's on your screen, select an option other than "Larger - 150%."

If you make this change, you will need to reboot your computer.

If the above does not work, or you are using TaxAct Online, check Adobe Reader settings:

  1. With Adobe Reader open, select any print command. On the print dialog box that opens, check the following:
  2. Under the Page Size & Handling settings, check:

    • Size: "either Fit or scale to 100%"
    • Poster: "no option selected"
    • Multiple: "no option selected"
    • Booklet: "no option selected"