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Word - Margins are Waaay Off!!

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by njgirlonline, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. njgirlonline

    njgirlonline Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2004
    I'm using Windows XP and Office 2000.

    When doing a document I set my margins to 1'' left and right. When I print I get an error message saying:

    "the margins are outside of the printable area." The prompt asks if I want to
    fix or ignore.

    No matter what I choose the document prints with everything shifted about 2.5" to the left with the first 4 letters of each line cut off.

    In set up I set my margins to a defalt of 1" for all 4 margins. However, when I exit setup the margins go back to reading something totally different.

    I am using an HP all in one printer. Could therer be an incompatability problem?
  2. jrom727


    Jan 22, 2005
    Hiya njgirlonline! :)

    I dont think there is any compatability problem.

    This issue is the exact prob of my bro.

    On the Page Set Up Screen, go to the Paper tab and make sure Paper size is set to "Letter".
    Click Apply then go to the Margins tab, set the margin to default again or any margin setting you want it to be set.
  3. daddyhominum


    Dec 1, 2005
    When setting up in Word, I usually go File>page setup first, second to Format> Font, third to Format>paragraph incl clearing all tabs. If I have many pages to do, I will click default to make my choices applicable for the next page but I check the settings for all the foregoing on each page.

    Then, I set up the printer options.

    I still make lots of mistakes .

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