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Printable Area Sir/Madam, I?m printing a document in 8.5 Height x 22 Width paper but MsWord says that it's out of the printable area. I look for the adjustment but I cannot find it both it MSword preferences and in printer sitting. Does anyone knowhow to do this....

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Re: Printable Area

Hi, If you open Word and go to "File" and "Page Setup" and choose the "Paper" tab you can change to many different paper types.

See how you go and let me know.

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Printer saying printing but only getting white paper

Epson L210 does not support Borderless Printing. The minimum margin seems to be .1". You can see this in the Print Preview, just check the Printable Area choice on the View Tab.

If you would like to use small margins around your document, use the "Printing Presets" on Epson L210, like "Document - Standard Quality". The "Document Size" will be A4. Leave this setting alone. You can still use 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Just make sure that what you're about to print will fit in the 8-1/2 x 11. My document margins were followed then.
I've not tried it for 8-1/2 x 13 paper yet.

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How to add custome page size to tallygenicom 6306 printer with windows xp i have to use width 15in height 12 please rplay soon

Ok, I think the problem you are having is when printing from a version of Windows, basically the problem is the 6306 can only print 13.6 Inch Wide, it looks like you are trying to define a paper size 15 inches wide.
As the paper size defined is wider than the capability of the printer, you do not see this paper size within Windows.

The solution to the problem may be much easier than you might imagine as it is very unlikely you actually want to print 15 inches wide, you more than likely want a paper width of less than 13 inches but are including the sprocket holes and margins at the side of the paper.

Simply define a paper size the width of the printable area of the paper, so long as this is less than 13.6 inches you will then be able to select this within Windows.

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I have a canon mp 240 and it Prints fine if you only need half of the document. It cuts everything in half! Like it reads the header wrong or blows up the words or make extra spaces. How can I get it to...

I thought maybe you have the paper size set to Landscape rather than Portrait. If not, then you might look at:

I did some searching on that site and it yielded the hlep below which may give you some help.

Issue: How do I set my printer so my printout fits the paper size I am using?
Solution: Use the recommended Print Area MP240

Printing Area title-bar.gif To ensure the best print quality, the machine allows a margin along each edge of media. The actual printable area will be the area inside these margins.
Recommended printing area (dark blue):
Canon recommends that you print within this area. (o_darkblue13.jpg)
Printable area (light blue):
The area where it is possible to print. (o_lightblue14.jpg)
However, printing in this area can affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.

o_area15.jpg i_note.gif Note
Borderless Printing
By selecting the Borderless Printing option, you can make prints with no margins.
bullet_s.gif When performing Borderless Printing, slight cropping may occur at the edges since the printed image is enlarged to fill the whole page.
bullet_s.gif For Borderless Printing, use the following paper.
- Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" GP-501
- Photo Paper Glossy GP-502
- Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201
- Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101
- Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201
-Photo Paper Pro II PR-201
- Matte Photo Paper MP-101
Performing Borderless Printing on any other type of paper may substantially reduce printing quality and/or result in printouts with altered color hues.
Borderless Printing on plain paper may result in printouts with reduced quality. Use them only for test printing. You can perform Borderless Printing on plain paper only when printing from your computer.
bullet_s.gif Depending on the type of paper, Borderless Printing may reduce the print quality at the top and bottom edges of the paper or cause these parts to become smudged.
See A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide.
See Letter, Legal.
See Envelopes.
sikaku.gif A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide
Printable Area (width x height)
5.56 x 7.95 inches / 141.2 x 202.0 mm
8.00 x 11.38 inches / 203.2 x 289.0 mm
6.90 x 9.80 inches / 175.2 x 249.0 mm
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm
3.73 x 5.69 inches / 94.8 x 144.4 mm
4" x 8" / 10 x 20 cm*
3.73 x 7.69 inches / 94.8 x 195.2 mm
5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm*
4.73 x 6.69 inches / 120.2 x 169.8 mm
8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm*
7.73 x 9.69 inches / 196.4 x 246.0 mm
3.73 x 6.80 inches / 94.8 x 172.6 mm

* This page size can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_ap_069.jpg o_darkblue6.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue7.jpgPrintable area
sikaku.gif Letter, Legal
Printable Area (width x height)
8.00 x 10.69 inches / 203.2 x 271.4 mm
8.00 x 13.69 inches / 203.2 x 347.6 mm

* This page size can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_ap_074.jpg o_darkblue4.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue5.jpgPrintable area

sikaku.gif Envelopes
Printable Area (width x height)
European DL*
4.06 x 7.12 inches / 103.2 x 180.8 mm
US Comm. Env. #10*
3.86 x 7.96 inches / 98.0 x 202.1 mm

* Envelopes can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_darkblue8.jpgRecommended printing area

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I need to print some cards with my printer, is it possible to reduct margin to zero? I have created the document without margins, but the printer cuts part of te documents... thank you for your help!

This is normal. Practically all printers have a 'non-printable area' which forms a border at the top and bottom and left and right hand sides of the page. Whilst your software may allow you to work with a zero margin, your printer is physically incapable of printing in the non-printable area and will simply cut-off any text or images that overflow into this region.

The best solution is to reduce the number of cards on your page so that you can bring the text back within the printable area of the page. Then print with normal or wide margins and trim the excess from your cards.

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A few letters are cut off on left side

it could be a software problem. Please make sure that in the software where your printing originated, the paper size is set exactly as compared to the actual paper you use for printing. Example, if you are printing using an A4 paper, make sure that the document is laid out using the A4 setup with correct margins not exceeding the paper's printable area.

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Printing on custom paper sizes I can not set my a3 printer to print any longer than 42cm x 29.7cm A3, It should be able to print 29.7x 84cm half of a2

The following are the max printable areas for the Canon i9950.
A3+, A3, Ledger, B4, A4, B5, A5, 5" x 7", 4" x 6" Size
Printable Area (width x height)
A3+ (13" x 19")
322.2 x 475.0 mm / 12.7 x 18.7 in
290.2 x 412.0 mm / 11.4 x 16.2 in
Ledger (11" x 17")
272.6 x 423.8 mm / 10.7 x 16.7 in
250.2 x 356.0 mm / 9.9 x 14.0 in
203.2 x 289.0 mm / 8.0 x 11.4 in
175.2 x 249.0 mm / 6.9 x 9.8 in
141.2 x 202.0 mm / 5.6 x 7.9 in
5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm
120.2 x 169.8 mm / 4.7 x 6.7 in
4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm
94.8 x 144.4 mm / 3.7 x 5.7 in

Borderless printing will allow you to print up to the full size of the paper but no larger than 297 x 420mm for A3 and 330 x 482 mm for A3+.

It is not possible to print on A2 paper.

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The printer is feeding a blank sheet of paper between printed sheets. How do I rectify this?

This causes the printable area on the page to be that much less (10 3/4 or 10 1/2 on an 11 inch page). The software thinks the paper is 11 inches long and keeps track, down to the micro inch, where it is on the paper. When it reaches the 10 1/2 inches, your printer calls the page done and ejects it. However, the software thinks there is still another 1/2 inch to print (usually the footer area). Now when you insert a new sheet of paper, the software finishes printing the rest of the page (normally a blank footer) and form feeds to the next sheet. To correct what the software thinks the paper size is, you need to run the Preferences application and change the default settings. Select the Printer button. In the next window, select the 'Change Defaults....' button. Change both the Document size and the Paper size to a height of 10.875 and click OK. Try a new document to see if the paper size is correct. You may need to go back and change the height a few times until it is correct (the height changes in .125 increments). Usually either 10.875 (for 1/4 inch forced top margin printers) or 10.75 ( for 1/2 inch forced top margin printers) will work.

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Expand Printable Area

Instead of print select print preview. Select printer options select scale to fit.

You can also setup in hp printer software just select paper size & or scale to fit.

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How to print envelopes on my printer

Use The Recommended Print Area For the best printing results, adjust the top and bottom margins of your document to within the recommended printing area shown below. Click on the paper size listed for the recommended print area settings: A4 / B5 / A5 / 4 x 6 / 4 x 8 / 5 x 7 / Credit Card, Letter and Legal, Envelopes (DL / COM#10)
Caution: When printing is performed outside the recommended printing area, the top and bottom edges of the paper may curl, the print quality may deteriorate, or the printed side may be smudged.
The printer has both the recommended print area and the printable area, according to the paper size.
05sj00144_01.jpg Recommended print area: This indicates the recommended print area.
05sj00144_02.jpg Printable area: Although this indicates the printable area, degradation of print quality may occur.
  • Set Borderless Printing to print without margins.
  • In Duplex Printing, the printable area of the paper's header is approximately 2 mm narrower than usual.
A4 / B5 / A5 / 4 x 6 / 4 x 8 / 5 x 7 / Credit Card
05sj00084_03.jpg Letter / Legal
Envelopes ( DL / #10 )

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What application are you printing from? Basically its the software that handles these features

Try this:

Please try the following:

1. Have your document up on your screen.
2. Click on "INSERT" "PAGE NUMBERS".
3. Select the options you prefer (as header or footer), (right, left, center, inside outside, etc.).
4. Make sure that these page numbers are not outside of the printable area or margin area.

If you are placing the page numbers as a footer:

1. Click on "FILE" "PRINT".
2. Click on "PROPERTIES".
3. Click on the "PAPER" tab.
4. Choose "MAXIMUM".
5. Click on "YES".

This will enlarge your printable area so that you can set your bottom margin as small as .12 inches. This will help in printing the page numbers as a footer.

If this does not resolve your issue, please contact Microsoft for further assistance. This particular issue is software related.

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