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by bhamer54 / March 13, 2007 12:48 PM PDT

I think that the origin of this problem is one of Tables...

I updated my resume yesterday. Went to print it this morning and got only the top 1/4 of the page...
Printed out like this (image from print preview):
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4096/4ppreviewkp8.png

The resume is supposed to look like this:
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9320/3wholeresas4.png

So I tried to trouble shoot by means of checking out the settings in File>Page setup. Everything looked great, the top/bottom margins were 1 inch, right/left margins were 1.25 inches. I click OK button and get this improper margin message:
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/329/1fixmarginsya2.png
I tell it to fix the margins and get these funky parameters:
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/638/2pagesetupsn5.png
Top = 1 inch, bottom = 5.17 in, left = 2.28, right = 2.28 in

Anyone have any idea how to correct this? Is there a microsoft forum that I should visit instead of here?

I tried to use another of my home computers only to get the same issue as far as I could tell. Emailed the file to myself and went to a friends house, opened the file in Office 2007 and it worked like magic... I came home at the end of the day and the second home computer works fine now, just having trouble on the first computer still...

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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Repost w/ embedded images
by bhamer54 / March 13, 2007 12:53 PM PDT

**Testing Repost -> Not sure if I am able to embed images into post**

I updated my resume yesterday. Went to print it this morning and got only the top 1/4 of the page...
Printed out like this (image from print preview):
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4096/4ppreviewkp8.png" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>

The resume is supposed to look like this:
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9320/3wholeresas4.png" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>

So I tried to trouble shoot by means of checking out the settings in File>Page setup. Everything looked great, the top/bottom margins were 1 inch, right/left margins were 1.25 inches. I click OK button and get this improper margin message:
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/329/1fixmarginsya2.png" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
I tell it to fix the margins and get these funky parameters:
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/638/2pagesetupsn5.png" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" /></a>
Top = 1 inch, bottom = 5.17 in, left = 2.28, right = 2.28 in

Anyone have any idea how to correct this? Is there a microsoft forum that I should visit instead of here?

I tried to use another of my home computers only to get the same issue as far as I could tell. Emailed the file to myself and went to a friends house, opened the file in Office 2007 and it worked like magic... I came home at the end of the day and the second home computer works fine now, just having trouble on the first computer still...

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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Re: Word printing
by Kees Bakker / March 13, 2007 11:08 PM PDT

Two remarks:

1. Word gets the margins that it fills automatically (the 5.17 inch) from the printer driver. The printer driver tells Word (and in fact all Windows programs) what it can print and what it can't print. And somehow this particular printer thinks it needs a 5.17 inch bottom margin per sheet. Not a Word problem, but - at most - a printer (driver) problem or a settings problem or you choosing the wrong printer (could it be a photo printer?).

2. I don't know about Word 2003, but in older versions of Word (I've got Word XP here) you can choose to overwrite the default margins proposed by Word if you're convinced that you know better than the printer driver. Just click something like "Do what I told you" in stead of "OK, I accept your proposal" on the popup telling you the margins are outside the printable area (sorry, I've got the Dutch version, so this isn't the exact translation at all, but I hope you get the picture).

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Photo printing
by bhamer54 / March 14, 2007 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Word printing

That could be the problem... I will have to investigate further. On atleast one attempt I found that it was trying to load from the photo paper loader. I thought that I fixed that, though... I will post again if I can not figure it out.

Thanks a lot for the help!

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Thanks a million!
by bhamer54 / March 14, 2007 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Word printing

Thanks a lot for the suggestion!

It was a simple problem to be fixed via the printer properties/setup page. I thought I fixed it via the WORD printer setup page, but I had to go directly to the source...

I'm very happy that has been resolved.

Thanks again!

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(NT) You're welcome. Thanks for posting back.
by Kees Bakker / March 14, 2007 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks a million!
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