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My C4480 starts printing at the top of the paper, not allowing a margin. I can adjust the margins program by program in software, but (for instance) to get a top margin of 1 inch in Word, I have to set it at 1.5 inches. This problems holds true with scans, test pages, and everything else.

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  • morsej001 Sep 11, 2009

    1. In Windows (Printers / File / Server properties / Forms / Create a
    new form), set a custom paper size of 8.5 x 11.5 inches -- that is, the
    same width as standard letter paper but half an inch longer. I set that
    particular length because my C4480 printer happens to start printing
    half an inch too high on the paper.



    2. For that custom paper size, reset the top margin from 0 to 0.5".



    3. Name the custom size and save it.



    4. In the Properties menu for the C4480, set the custom size as the
    default and check the "Scale to paper size" box.



    For me, that does it. Now my top and bottom margins in Word are an inch
    each, not half an inch and an inch and a half. This is still a clumsy
    fix, because (obviously) it has to be set for every computer that uses
    the C4480. But I've solved my own problem!

  • morsej001 Sep 11, 2009

    It didn't show on my monitor.

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