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Print Margin problem in IE and OE

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Anonymous
a b α HP
November 30, 2004 11:31:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I have XP Sp2, with a HP Laserjet4 printer via LPT1. When I want to print a
page from IE, it always defaults the margins to zero for top/bottom &
left/right, which means that the edges of text get cut off unless I change
the margins manually each time. The new values don't stay permanent, so, if
I go to Page Setup, change them and OK, then go back to Page Setup, they're
all back to zero. I don't have the option to set the margins from the Print
menu itself.

Same problem applies to printing from Outlook Express, since I only have the
Print menu from which I cannot change the margins, and they seem to have
defaulted to zero.

I tried looking and changing this from my admin account, but it has the same
problem as my main user account.

How can I change the default margins permanently?

Thanks,
Pascal.

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Anonymous
a b α HP
November 30, 2004 11:31:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

OE uses the IE print engine. Any settings made in IE are applied to OE.

Check the settings here >>>
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PageSetup
margin_bottom
margin_left
margin_right
margin_top

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:coilbi$o0a$1@sparta.btinternet.com,
Pascal Herczog <dummy@btinternet.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have XP Sp2, with a HP Laserjet4 printer via LPT1. When I want to
> print a page from IE, it always defaults the margins to zero for
> top/bottom & left/right, which means that the edges of text get cut
> off unless I change the margins manually each time. The new values
> don't stay permanent, so, if I go to Page Setup, change them and OK,
> then go back to Page Setup, they're all back to zero. I don't have
> the option to set the margins from the Print menu itself.
>
> Same problem applies to printing from Outlook Express, since I only
> have the Print menu from which I cannot change the margins, and they
> seem to have defaulted to zero.
>
> I tried looking and changing this from my admin account, but it has
> the same problem as my main user account.
>
> How can I change the default margins permanently?
>
> Thanks,
> Pascal.
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