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Re: printing problem


Please direct your questions to the lists such that everyone can
benefit from your experience and the solutions that can be offered.

The fact that you can create a PDF file from your FrameMaker document
and all content is visible in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader indicates that
there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with FrameMaker, Acrobat, or the drivers.

What IS true is that most printers (and I include lasers, inkjets,
and crayonjets) have an "imageable area" that is less than the full
paper size. In the case of the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4si and 4siMX,
that imageable area is approximately .2" or so in from all edges of
the paper. In other words, you pretty much have an enforced quarter
inch white margin with that printer model.

You have the following alternatives:

(1) Re-layout your document to avoid the non-printable areas enforced
by your particular laser printer model.

(2) Choose a different printing device which has a larger imageable
area (note that relatively few laser printers have less than a .15"
non-printable margin).

(3) Print from Acrobat or Acrobat Reader using the "fit to page" 
option which depending upon the content of each page, FORCES all content
to scale down to fit within the page's imageable area.

        - Dov

At 5/21/2003 07:33 AM, walter.gallant@ascentialsoftware.com wrote:
>Dear Mr Isaacs,
>I'm a member of the free Framers list and have valued your many contributions to it.
>I'm writing to ask you if you can help me with a printing problem I'm having. I'm running FrameMaker 6.0 and Acrobat 4.0 on Windows 2000. 
>The problem is with an 8.5" by 11" newsletter I've created. When I print it on my HP Laser Jet 4Si, the printer makes an approximately .25" white border around all four margins, obliterating all print and color. Since I get the same result when I print the PDF distilled from the FrameMaker source, I assume the problem is in printing from FM to .ps. 
>When I display the newsletter in Acrobat, there is no white margin. 
>Can you give me any hints as to how to resolve this, so that when I print, either from FM or from the PDF, I get exactly what I see on my display? Thanks for any help you can provide.
>Walter Gallant
>Principal Technical Writer
>508.366.3888 x3284

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