Mac Word border print problem

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Skippymon, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Skippymon macrumors newbie

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    I'm starting to tear my hair out over trying to print a document form my Mac.

    The word document is a standard format A4 with borders. When I print the document the whole border and the page numbers are printed on page 1 but on subsequent pages the bottom of the border and the page number are chopped off.

    Strangely if I print the exact same document from my old Windows computer it prints out fine.

    I have read threads about creating borderless custom pages and playing with many settings but with no success so far.

    Does anyone have a good straightforward solution for this?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Mac print drivers use different page margins than Windows print drivers. If you print to the edge of the page, then you must take into account this fact. You must reflow your text when you move your document from one platform to another.

    It was ever thus.
     
  3. Skippymon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, but what does that actually mean? What do I need to do to make it print correctly? So far the only way it works is to print 1 page at a time as for some reason it prints the border correctly on the first page of any print batch.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You have two options:
    1. Reflow your text to fit within the maximum page size allowed by your OS X print driver.
    2. Scale your document so that it fits your maximum page size.
     
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Try choosing the "Page Setup..." menu item (File menu?). A dialog sheet should appear. Then reselect A4 as the paper size (click the popup, choose something else, click the popup again, choose A4), and ensure 100% is the scale factor. Then click "OK". Then try printing.

    If that doesn't work for "Any Printer" (see the popup in the dialog sheet), then try it again, selecting the specific printer you want to print on.


    The above description of "Page Setup" is the generalized one for many apps. Word may have a customized Page Setup dialog.
     

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