My printout has incorrect margins. What should I do?

  • The best solution for this problem depends on whether you're printing, scanning or copying. See the solutions below for your task.

    Printing
    • Make sure the paper settings are correct for your paper size in the printer software.
    • Choose the correct margins for your paper size in your printing program.
    • Use the Print Preview option in your printer software to check your margins before you print.
    • Make sure your paper is positioned against the right side of the feeder and the edge guide is against the left side of the paper. See Load paper.
    • If you're using a Macintosh, make sure you choose the same printer in the Page Setup window and the Print window.
    • If you're printing from a web browser, the pages may not print correctly due to the web page design. Try one of the following:
      • Experiment with page setup and paper size, then select Print Preview from the File menu in your application to view the changes.
    ScanningCopying
    • Make sure you place the document or photo on the scanner glass correctly. See Placing Originals for Copying or Scanning.
    • Make sure your paper is positioned against the right side of the feeder and the edge guide is against the left side of the paper. See Load paper.
    • Make sure you select the correct paper size on the LCD display screen using the control panel. See Copy a Document or Photo for details.
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