later i was given this code
when i put it into a test file, it allowed me to print some overflow (about 2 or three lines out of 7 or 8), partially eliminating the need for the larger text area, but not eliminating the cut off, or my wish to print only the text area.
but thank you for the help, i will look for information on media print, but i'll also wait and see if someone else replies, since i don't know anything really about css and probably won't know what to do with the information if i do find it.
At this point, the printer still cuts the textarea off at month 66 which is row 70 I believe. Interesting enough, it now prints another blank page. As I said before I don't know anything about css, so I'm not entirely sure I'm even applying it properly.
also: i tried replacing auto with inherit, but it didn't change anything.