Get Margin Placement Errors: MS Word

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When you try to print an MS Word document, have you ever gotten the message: "The margins of section X are set outside the printable area of the page. Do you want to continue?"

If you click No, Word will cancel printing your document. If you click Yes, MS Word will print your document, but some of the text may be cut off at the end of the page. The reason this happens is that your margins are set closer to the edge of the paper than your printer is capable of printing. (Most printers can't print all the way to the edge of the paper.) To rectify this problem, you could try to manually adjust the margins, but it is easier to let Word do the work for you.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Press CTRL + G.
  2. In the Go To What box, select Section.
  3. In the Enter Section Number box, enter the section number given in the error message, press Enter, and click Close.
  4. Go to File | Page Setup
  5. .
  6. On the Margins tab, click OK.
  7. Click Fix.
  8. Click OK.

Repeat the steps above for every section that has margins set outside the printable area of the page.

You're now ready to print your document with no errors!

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