Printing RFCs with Wordpad
There are times when the best way to read something is to have it on paper, especially if you want to write comments in the margins and it needs to be portable. On Windows XP, I have always used Wordpad for print RFCs since it correctly handles the page breaks (control-L) that are embedded in the RFC text. Any other text editor would mess up the pagination.
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and I tried to print an RFC with Wordpad and I noticed that it didn’t look right. It was in Courier New 11 point and the margins were all messed up. I tried different fonts to no avail. I am thankful that I still had my Windows XP machine and a little side-by-side comparison showed that the only difference was that XP defaults to Courier New 10 point. I switch to that font and it printed out faithfully.