Thursday, March 02, 2006

Word: Page Border Printing Problems

Someone recently asked this question: Whenever I add a page border in Microsoft Word, the printer always cuts off the bottom border. How can I avoid that?

Well, I did some research and found out the best way to avoid that problem.

  1. Go to File>Page Setup. A dialog box will appear that consists of three tabs (Margins, Paper, and Layout).
  2. Click on the Paper tab.
  3. You will notice that the paper size is 8 1/2" X 11".
  4. Change the paper height to 10.8" or less if needed.

Your page border will now appear when you print. Basically, you told Word that your page is shorter than 11" so the border moves up into the printable area.

Here is a link to Microsoft's suggestions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! That is very helpful.