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    IE Page Margins

    Was not sure which forum to post this query on
    If I change the page margins in IE 6,(Office XP, Windows XP, all fully
    patched up) with the top margin as 51mm, close the dialogue box, and
    immediatlyey re-open it the margin has been re-set to 70.79 mm

    This happens with a number of diferent values, and on a number of machines
    and application varieties (e.g. IE5.5, Win 98etc)

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    Isn't this a feature of the printer driver of the currently-selected printer? The driver sets the margins to the smallest value it thinks the printer can accept...

    I have a laser and an inkjet - setting both top and bottom margin to 1 mm, and Applying these values causes "actual" values to be set quite differently between printer type!

    John

    PS However, your values seem rather large -- have you selected the correct paper type, say?
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    Re: IE Page Margins

    No, not the printer driver. There are a number of people experiencing this, all with different setups and printers.As you say, the margin values selected are too large anyway.

    Some other figures:

    I have exactly the same problem with IE6 (same version as Shingo running on XP with sp2) and I'd be interested if others get the same results as me.

    Go to File - Page Setup and enter a value in the Top Margin box. Click OK the go back in and check the value in the box

    Before----After
    50----------50
    51----------70.79
    52----------62.8
    53----------72.8
    54----------54
    50.8-------50.8

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    Wouldn't a typical margin be more like 13-26mm? Maybe someone in QA forgot to check the math for those large margin settings...

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    I Know, but it is actually part of the ECDL testing, and is causing some problems for the students

    Has anyones else tried this to see if it happens on their machines?

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    Ron

    I get the same results as you, so I think you have discovered a feature! <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> I can't find anything in TechNet about it.

    The next question is why you want to set the top margin as large as 2", approx?

    You might wish to chose millimetre values of the top margin which are multiples of tenths of an inch, such as 25.4 mm = 1.0", 27.94 mm = 1.1" and so on. My defaults are set to 19.05 mm = 0.75". I suspect you can have many happy hours of experimenting!

    John

    PS Are you trying to be e<big>n</big>igmatic by leaving it out of "Training"?!
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    Re: IE Page Margins

    Enigmatic by leaving it out of training?? Not sure what you mean John

    The question is part of a European Wide test - the European Computer Drivers Licence. we are teaching the students how to change page setups (to normal values) but the test then asked them to change the top margin to 51 mm. Unfortunately this looks as though it cannot be done. We have reported it to the exam board, but no word back yet. They will have to change the test. Incidently it can be done if you select print preview first

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    They must earn extra points for discovering THAT workaround. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    > Enigmatic by leaving it out of training?? Not sure what you mean John

    Trainig & Development Officer

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    Re: IE Page Margins

    doh
    lol

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