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    Question White Page Margins Show Around Solid Color Text Box

    Instead of screaming, I'm posting here and hoping some kind Lounger can solve this issue for me.

    I'm trying to create a tip sheet with a solid color text box at the top of the page (see attached for model). No matter what I've tried (borders, negative margins, putting in header to name a few), when I check the print preview, there is a white margin all around it (see second attachment).

    Is there a way to do this in Word 2007? Or is there a way to do it somewhere?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Linda
    Print Preview.JPGTip Sheet Model.jpg
    Last edited by IreneLinda; 2019-03-09 at 15:40. Reason: Wrong attachment

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    The border is likely to be the default nonprintable page margin that is defined by the printer driver.



    For one off documents, you could use oversize paper then crop to the required size and it will have no margin/border. An expensive, wasteful option if several documents are required.
    Alternatively, you could use a no border/borderless option in the print settings.
    Example:



    Not all printers have this setting (usually photographic printers) and often when they have it, it is only available and usable when high quality archival/photographic paper is selected.
    This option could also be expensive if many sheets are required.
    Last edited by -Moonshine-; 2019-03-10 at 04:25.

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    Do you have Office 2007, Linda? If so, I don't know but maybe Publisher will do what you want.

    Iirc Word 2007 can't save to PDF. If you can find a way to save to PDF, that might do better in printing—again, I don't know, just thinking out loud.
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    Creating a Word doc, PDF, Publisher file or Image editor file (jpeg as an example) without borders/margins is not a problem.
    However, if any of these methods to create the document are used and then ran through a printer without borderless/no margins as an option, then the printer driver margins will always be in the equation.

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    Wink

    You guys are fantastic! Thank you so much for your detailed explanation and screenshots, Moonshine. In your last post (#4) you answered the question I was about to ask: if the document is being offered as a download, will it still print with margins ... yes! The model I was trying to recreate was online and I hadn't tried to print it. Tried now to see, but it is not accessible to print.

    I had been planning to load my old Office 2003 Pro, which has Publisher, to check out Lugh's suggestion, but your post has saved me doing so.

    Word 2007 can save to PDF, Lugh, but the same issue persists when printing.

    You have saved me hours more fruitless experimenting. I'll create the document so it looks good on the screen, save it as a PDF and not obsess over the little white margin users will see when they download it.

    Huge thanks to you both!!

    Linda

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    Glad you're sorted, Linda
    Quote Originally Posted by -Moonshine- View Post
    the printer driver margins will always be in the equation.
    Of course, hit a blind spot there, thanks. Nice work on your explanations
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    A print shop like the UPS Store will be able to print them without margins if you formatted them like that.

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    Some printers can NOT print to the edge of the paper. There is this area where the printer grips the paper to feed it through the printer. This "Grip Area" on some printer so that the wet ink will not smear the print job.

    NO program can over write the hardware limitations.

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