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    Default MS Word - picture to edge of page

    I'm trying to insert a picture (it's a circle company logo) on the top left corner of a Microsoft Word document, so it's hanging off the page slightly.

    It looks great on the screen but in print preview and the actual printed document it has a margin around it (so it doesn't just flow off the page but stops short of the edges).

    Does anyone know a way to get pictures to work nicely like this? I have tried playing around with margins, putting the picture in the header (and then back into the main part of the doc again) but no difference. I'm using Word 2007 but remember having the same problem in earlier versions of Word so it's prob the same for all.

    Cheers for any help!
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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    If you are wanting to print this, you are always going to be bu****ed by the printer margins. Whatever you set up on the page, unless you have a printer that is capable of a full bleed (i.e. no margins) you are going to be out of luck. This is a physical limitation of the printer, and nothing to do with Word. If you do have a fancy enough printer, it should be all do-able by setting all the margins correctly.

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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    ah darn, I don't think our printers are that super-doopa. Thanks Tony, I guess I'll just put up with the margins then :-(

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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    Quote Originally Posted by susann View Post
    ah darn, I don't think our printers are that super-doopa.
    I think there are some of the nicer ink-jets that can do a full bleed, but I don't know which they are.

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    Maybe insert the picture in a table with invisible borders near the page edge - and perhaps drag the L/H or R/H border off the page. I think there is a bit of a padding between the table edges and the picture to allow a bit of space. It's what I do in front page for inserting pictures/banners...
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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    Quote Originally Posted by kahawai chaser View Post
    Maybe insert the picture in a table with invisible borders near the page edge - and perhaps drag the L/H or R/H border off the page. I think there is a bit of a padding between the table edges and the picture to allow a bit of space. It's what I do in front page for inserting pictures/banners...
    That still won't get over the physical problem of the printer margins. We are talking about a printable document, not a web page. What printer are you using?

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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    Read this... http://wordtips.vitalnews.com/Pages/..._the_Edge.html

    You could try and fiddle the page size to be slightly bigger than A4 and get the printer to agree, and then line up as close as possible.
    Never done this, but think there is a custom page size available for most printers.
    Use File>page Setup... and then select custom for the page size and see what you can add.
    If the custom page size does not appear then this option is no good for your needs.
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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    As I see it tables or borders might be a work around (My ex manager use to do it). I presumed that the margins in word were set (i.e. adjusted manually) to the extreme edge. I think with tables, and a inserted picture at left justification, you can fine drag a border of the page edge (in Word), as there is a gap between the table border and picture - bit of trial and error to get the picture printed flush (probably with a fine gap).

    If the printer cannot achieve the desired output, you can download printer fonts (my manager use to do this - don't know where) to help achieve printing at the extreme edge. The printer we used was a expensive company cannon ink jet..can't recall the model number.
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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    When using tables be aware that the table itself has limits on how close things can be to the table border.
    Go thru the table properties closely to remove this, I think the default is .19cm.
    Also check this http://ed.mvps.org/Static.aspx?=Publisher/horidiag
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    Default Re: MS Word - picture to edge of page

    Printer margins, people!

    It doesn't matter how clever you are with your layout, there is a physical limitation in most printers that will not allow printing within some distance from the paper edge. On my laserjet for instance, the margin is 6.35mm (1/4 in), and you cannot print in this area.

    You can test this by creating a page with a black border (say) 25mm wide, that extends up to the page edge. Then print it. Whatever you do, you will have a white strip around the page.

    Or am I talking rubbish? Will someone please comment?

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