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My Canon MP 520 now will print only on A5 paper but not A4. My computer setup has not changed.

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  • allanblack Mar 19, 2011

    Sounds OK but my printer does not seem to have Device Settings on which to click. I have tried alternative settings without success.

  • allanblack Mar 28, 2011

    Thanks. It seems to work OK now.

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You must as administrator to change setup printer setting.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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    havingline line Mar 22, 2011

    your printer connected as direct printer or Sharing printer ? if connected with sharing printer, first you must connected with that printer, on that printer -> Right Click -> Properties -> and for lookup for all Setup your printer you must as Administrator -> device setting.

    if you as administrator but not seem device setting, maybe you must re-installed your printer driver.

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http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp240#ServiceAndSupport

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
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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.
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See Letter, Legal.
See Envelopes.
sikaku.gif A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide
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4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm
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8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm*
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o_ap_069.jpg o_darkblue6.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue7.jpgPrintable area
sikaku.gif Letter, Legal
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Printable Area (width x height)
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o_ap_074.jpg o_darkblue4.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue5.jpgPrintable area

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o_area_envelope11.jpg
o_darkblue8.jpgRecommended printing area

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05sj00084_03.jpg Letter / Legal
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