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Margins and warning window

A client of ours has problems with the margin settings which are fixable with time consuming trouble shooting; but every time she prints a document a window pops up claiming marginal errors in section one, and we don't know how to resolve this.

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  • conradcott Jun 03, 2009

    She seems to only print from word, it's set to letter along with your other suggestions and no one else in her office has problems. Also she works in a legal office and the margin settings vary from time to time, and can't have default margin settings. We're not sure why the error window appears every time... Thanks for the help!

  • conradcott Jun 03, 2009

    That didn't seem to work either we're tried to direct and repair word but that didn't work either.
    Thanks for the help though.

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First i would try to narrow to problem to easier find the issue. Is this happening on all software or only with a particular one? Try with word, outlook, notepad etc. and see how it goes. Try also to set the printer to print only one format (like letter or legal) then setup the software to print only that same size of document... then setup the windows printer to do about the same. Do not forget to change the default print settings in there also. If everything is standard and all paper sizes and types are correct on computer/software printer setup and on the printer itself... then it could be a program/document error. You can aslo try to create a PDF with it and print the PDF to see if it's printing.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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    Martin Metivier Jun 03, 2009

    Ok so if it's only in Microsoft Word, then i would try to replace the normal.dot document with the default one.

    Many errors in Word come from the normal.dot file. It may solve your problem.

    First you have to use the show hidden files option in windows explorer to get there.
    Go to C:\Documents and Settings\"profile name"\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

    Then delete the normal.dot file (Word has to be closed) or rename it. The next time Word starts, it's gonna create this file again.

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