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Choosing print margins
You can position your printed picture on the page by changing the print
margins. Keep in mind that the print margins and the print size are linked, so you
may also be changing the print size.
To change the print margins,
In the picture export options window (when you copy, save or print a picture), click the up or down buttons next to the boxes labeled left, right, top, and bottom under the heading Margins (inches), or type a new number in any of these boxes and press Tab or Enter. If Maintain aspect ratio is checked, the values in the other boxes may change to keep the width/height ratio of the printed image the same. -or-
In the picture export options window, click Fill page to automatically fill up the whole page. If Maintain aspect ratio is checked, the picture will only fill up as much of the page as it can while maintaining its width/height ratio. If this checkbox is unchecked, the picture will fill the whole page. -or-
In the picture export options window, click Center to set the margins so the printed image is centered on the page. -or-
In the picture export options window, click Suggest, which is a shortcut for: setting the picture resolution to the printer resolution; then making the print size the same as the picture size; then using 3/4 inch margins all around; then centering the picture on the page. The smallest print margins allowed by the current printer are shown as gray lines on the print preview. (If there aren't any gray lines, your printer either doesn't have minimum margins, or it doesn't report them accurately.) Clicking Fill page will respect these minimum margins, but you can decrease the margins manually to override them. If you do, the printer may truncate your picture.
Updated: March 10, 1999. Questions/comments on site to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 1998, 1999 Paul D. Fernhout & Cynthia F. Kurtz.