Printing scripts can be very useful – but not if the font size is enormous. Unfortunately, eclipse (3.4.1) under Ubuntu (Jaunty) had exactly this problem (see also http://www.coderanch.com/t/106543/IDEs-Version-Control-other-tools/Printing-eclipse). A solution I found was to shrink the font, print, and then restore the font. Given that I hardly ever want to print scripts (only when I’m really, really stuck and dealing with a complex piece of code) this is an acceptable workaround.
But how do you change the font? Doug Hughes supplied the answer here – (http://www.alagad.com/go/blog-entry/changing-the-font-size-in-eclipse). In Ubuntu it is Window>Preferences>General>Appearance>Colors and Fonts>Text Font. Because of the hundreds of options available, it can be very difficult to find the ones you need most.