Solved What I see in Win XP MS Paint is no longer what I get.

Dell St2320l 23-inch widescreen flat pan...
February 25, 2013 at 08:12:45
Specs: Windows XP, Don't know
Replaced tube monitor with a flat screen. Now what I see in Paint is not what I get when I do a print preview. What is wrong?

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February 25, 2013 at 18:41:55
The screen resolution should be set at 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz.

And you need to install SP3, it should have done it 4+ yrs ago.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...



#1
February 25, 2013 at 14:01:59
Other than the resolution possibly changing I don't know. Could you clarify what you mean by your preview being different?

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#2
February 25, 2013 at 14:28:06
Did you get a CD with the LCD monitor. If so, there may be software that can adjust the color intensity and what is called temperature.

Did you change the monitor type in the WinXP video settings?

Also, you should have some settings for your printer that may affect the output. Does the actual printed page match what you see in paint?


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#3
February 25, 2013 at 15:45:40
1. Did get a CD. Monitor designed for Vista and beyond. Said Microsoft recommended against using it. Also something about inserting a Svc Pk 3 disc during process, Dell software would not install.
2. I did change settings to the monitor. When I changed back, problem still there. Tried 16:9, 5:4 and 4:3 - no help.
3. Have not tried printer yet. It is doing what Print Preview shows.
Tried an older file today and it looked fine in MS Paint but in Print Preview, it was compressed about 30% vertically with margins at top & bottom. Did a 130% vertical stretch and Print Preview looked about like it should and it printed fine after touching up the bad parts of the stretching..

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#4
February 25, 2013 at 15:55:51
If you don't have SP3 installed then do so.

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#5
February 25, 2013 at 17:25:18
"Said Microsoft recommended against using it." - Where did you find out that Microsoft recommended against installing the software?

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#6
February 25, 2013 at 18:41:55
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The screen resolution should be set at 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz.

And you need to install SP3, it should have done it 4+ yrs ago.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...


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#7
February 26, 2013 at 01:12:00
The change to 1920 x 1080 fixed the problem. I am so excited to have it fixed that I have not yet made all the ting icons a decent size but I think that is pretty simple and I just have not remembered the trick yet

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THAN YOU!


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#8
February 26, 2013 at 01:28:28
I don't remember where in the installation it said that but I had seen it once before when I tried to install Ultrak stopwatch download software but that went OK so I proceeded and did not see it again when I tried to reinstall the Dell Display Manager Program.

I have had Service Pack 3 installed on for many years with automatic updates and was puzzled why whatever program it was wanted a disk with SP 3.


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#9
February 26, 2013 at 04:55:11
SP3 originally only installed the necessary updates. You now needed additional updates, hence the request for SP3.

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#10
February 26, 2013 at 05:42:23
"have not yet made all the ting icons a decent size but I think that is pretty simple"

All you have to do is change the DPI setting to Large (120 DPI)

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...


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