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    Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    I have a friend who set up a document with a page border (accepting her Word defaults). She want to end up with a "booklet" type of look, with a border on all pages. The BOTTOM border does NOT print (or show in print preview). She's using an HP ink jet printer. We tried changing margins, etc. - nothing worked. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    The reason the page border is not printing is because it is outside the minimum permitted margin at the bottom of the page (my inkjet does this too - all inkjets need a larger than normal bottom margin, don't ask me why) and by default the page borders are only 24pts from the edge of the paper, all round.

    My solution was, in the page borders screen, to click on the 'Options' button (bottom right of the screen), change 'measure from' to text and increase the distance to the maximum permitted 31pts on all four sides.

    As I'm sure you've realised, you need a pretty large margin all round to be able to use these borders, but if you do as above and have the margin large enough, the border will be far enough from the edge of the paper to print.

    BTW, the print preview will give the accurate picture - if you can see the entire border in there, it will print, if not, it won't.

    HTH <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    Thanks Beryl - I'll have her try it.

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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    The reason it is not printing the border is that border printing is set too close to the bottom edge of the paper. Here is a solution that I have found works well.

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    For some strange reason Word defaults on page borders to the distance
    from the edge of the page. The distance range is 1 to 31 pts--that
    works out to less than half an inch. Many inkjet printers cannot
    print that close to the end of the page. Therefore when you set the
    page border with Format|Borders and Shading...|Page Borders you must
    then click on the Options button in the lower right side under the
    Preview. You will see a little white pull down box marked: "Measure
    From:" The default is "Edge of Page." Click on the pull down arrow
    and choose "Text." This should fix the problem.

    Hope this helps.

    Joe Nowak

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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    Isn't that what I just said? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    Beryl,

    What you said was to increase the distance from the bottom of the page to the max of 31 points. For many this is still not enough. However if you make the changes I suggest you will change from setting the bottom portion of the border a distance from the bottom edge of the paper to a distance from the last line of text on the page. That places the bottom line of the border much higher than 31 points from the bottom edge of the page and it prints very nicely.

    Joe Nowak

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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    No it wasn't - I quote:

    "My solution was, in the page borders screen, to click on the 'Options' button (bottom right of the screen), change 'measure from' to text and increase the distance to the maximum permitted 31pts on all four sides."

    Check the post again! <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15>
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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    Oops! I misread your message. Please accept my apology.

    Joe Nowak

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    Re: Page borders - not printing bottom border (97/2000)

    Accepted! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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