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    Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    Using Word 7.0a (yes it is old, management decided we still have to use it, I am not happy with it but I can not change it) I print a document with a right margin of 6 mm set in File menu.
    The printer HP Laserjet 4100N prints the document but doesn't print any characters on a right margin of about 12 mm. I doesn't wrap overthere, it simply doesn't print characters in that area, so information is lost!

    Other printers print the same document well, applying a right margin of 6 mm. Notepad shows the same problem on that printer.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    This is the NON printable area of the paper. The printer has a area all around the page that will NOT print to. I think most printers, but check your printer manual, has a .25 inch (6.25 mm) on each side and do NOT remember the top and bottom size. It appears that yours is reqiuring about .5 inches (12.5 mm).
    Hope this helps.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    Also, do you have the correct paper size selected?
    You used mm as your settings, I think you will have a similar problem if the paper size is 81/2x11 instead of the metric size.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    Dave,

    It is not the non printable area, that is about 3 mm (left and right, top and bottom some more). The size in mm is normal in europe, we use A4 instead of letter.
    Paper size is correct, I tried to let the printer think the paper was 6 mm wider, that solved the problem of the lost characters. But that is not a nice solution......
    It looks it is the driver, if I use an older driver (for a HP4000N) then characters wil be printed up to 4 mm from the right border of the paper.
    I reported the problem to HP. Hope they come with a fix for the driver.

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    Re: Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    Based on what you stated I would agree that it is the driver.

    Do you lose much when you use the older driver?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    Unfortunately too much. The printer is configured as network printer and runs on a spool file on a print server. The printer itself is connected through netdirect. I discovered the printserver also has wrong settings for this printer so I put the IT department on it to set that right.

    ACHCHCAHAHCACH
    Don't they test anything anymore? <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Right margin on HP Laserjet 4100N

    Don't they test anything anymore?
    <font color=red><big>NO</big> most of the time, but if they had to use this equipment they would.</font color=red>

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