In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "T.O. Galloway"
Most inkjet printers aren't Postscript capable - the ones that are tend
to be quite expensive and usually bigger than A4.
The margins listed in PageMaker's Document Set-up window (and most
other applications for that matter) are only for the user's guidance
and have no relation at all to what the printer is capable of doing -
although some applications will complain if you try to set them below a
It's more a problem with the printer drivers / PPDs than any problem
with PageMaker itself. You'd need to find a better printer driver /
PPD, but this is unlikely to happen with inkjets ... or even laser
printers now that Adobe seems to be consigning PageMaker to history.
Basically you're stuck with a margin (0.5" on inkjets and 0.25 on laser
printers). (Older) inkjets also usually have a bigger minimum margin on
the bottom edge than the other edges. This is to do something to do
The only real way around it is to use the PDF export and then print via
Acrobat / Acrobat Reader. The other way is to print A4 documents on an
A3 page and trim them manually to size.
Or, of course, take you final documents to a professional print company
for real press-style printing or colour laser printing.
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