Printed booklet top and bottom margins are larger than set.

asked 2016-04-01 23:53:08 +0200

k1h gravatar image

The document's top and bottom page margins are forced to 0.0.

Headers and footers are turned off.

'Brochure' is selected in the print 'layout' menu.

The booklet prints exactly as wanted EXCEPT that the top and bottom margins cannot be made smaller than about .75 in.. The top and bottom margins for the printed document should be .375 in.. How can the margins be set to produce a printed document having top and bottom margins of .375.

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Are you sure it is not a printer limitation, it does ok for me with a pdf-printer.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2016-04-02 18:07:51 +0200 )edit

Go to Format>Page>Page with cursor in Top,Bottom.. Margin hit the PageUp/PageDown keys then it will set the margins to the min/max printer settings. On my HP it shows 0.12".

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2016-04-02 21:57:40 +0200 )edit

Thank you for the quick response. For NON-booklet/brochure printing the top and bottom margins can indeed be set very small, about .125 in.. And, that is how they will print for both PDF and printer. The problem described above is only seen when printing, whether to PDF or printer, with the brochure layout selected. Thanks again.

k1h gravatar imagek1h ( 2016-04-03 00:39:05 +0200 )edit

I am guessing here: You use Letter format to create your booklet and print it on Letter (each original page becomes 1/2 letter). If this is the case you will always end up with big top/bottom margin. 1/2 letter 5.5 / 8.5 = 1.55 and letter 8.5 / 11 = 1.29. So you get different relations between the format what results in big margin. Using the A-Formats you don't have this problem A4>A5, they all have a relation of sqrt(2) = 1.41. I had once success with Legal to booklet Letter. The margins were

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2016-04-03 17:24:55 +0200 )edit

Yes, that's exactly right, and I never gave it a thought. Mystery solved. Thank you! I'll try legal to booklet letter. Thanks again!

k1h gravatar imagek1h ( 2016-04-03 19:06:30 +0200 )edit