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    Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    Hi, I was searching some of the previous post, but have not found what i am looking for. I know I can create a pdf to have the full document without MS word cropping the margins. to be able to print the doc correctly. But I would like to know if there is any way to force MS word to print the document without cropping the doc. I tried to set margins to 0 and the header & footer also. Any suggestions.

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    What PDF driver are you using?

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

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    Hi LastCall,

    If you're using a printer driver that accepts 0 for the unprintable margins, you can indeed print right to the edge of the page with Word. That, in effect is what the pdf distiller is - a printer with 0 margins. Photo printers are also sometimes the same. For any other printer, though, it doesn't matter what application you're using, the printed output will always leave a blank area around the edges. This is a function of the printer's hardware and has nothing to do with your applications. Try printing your pdf on the same printer as you're using in Word and you'll see what I mean.

    If printing the pdf gives a smaller blanked area that you get in Word before it starts complaining about the print margins being too small, what that means is that you could reduce these values in your printer driver's settings (if it allows you to do so).
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    Thank you guys. I never thought about that, I did not know it was the printer settings that prevented 0 margins. My printer is a xerox c2424. I am going to check how to modify it.

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    I was trying to modify the margin but I dont find the location. Where is the common area to search for this??

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    You cannot change the margins in the printer itself - they're fixed.
    You can set the margins for a Word document in the Margins tab of File | Page Setup... If you set them to values smaller than the printer allows, Word will issue a warning and offer to correct them.

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    So, there is not a way how to print a document forcing word not to crop the doc borders because the margin is set to 0.

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    No, the limitation is enforced by the printer.

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    Re: Printing a doc full page margin (2003)

    Thanks, I will be making a pdf out of the file to prevent cropping.

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