Microsoft Word/uneven printing


Hi Nancy, how've you been?

I use a HP Deskjet 841c printer, with Windows XP on my computer.
When printing a 4-page document, full pages, I found that page 1 and page 3 printed without problems...every line was clearly printed.
But then, printing page 2, the top 2 lines and the bottom 2 lines showed some partial printing, i.e., the words were legible, but showed some skimpiness in ink.
Similarly, when then printing page 4, the top 2 and  bottom 2 lines were skimpy in ink.
I then printed a test page, with perfect results. The test page was shorter in length of printed matter than my document.

Can you suggest a solution?



Hello, It isn't easy without seeing the document, but I feel like your margins are out of range for your printer.

I would double check the margins for page 1 and 3 and see if the margins for pages 2 and 4 are the same.

Do you have odd and even section breaks setup?

The printer prints
The printer prints a test page
The printer prints pages 1 and 3
So there is something different on pages 2 and 4

I would reset the margins for pages 2 and 4 if you have section breaks.

If you don't have section breaks than reset the margins for the entire document to the default which in XP I think is 1.5 left and right 1" top and bottom (I stand corrected if that isn't right) I have not used XP in a long time.

As always save the document with a different name as a backup.

All the best
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Nancy C. Janyszeski


Microsoft Office 97 to 2010. Certified as a MOUS Authorized Instructor and MOUS Master Certified. Sr. Instructional Designer for International IT Certification for Activ, the only UK-based provider of approved training and testing software for ECDL Foundation and British Computer Society Qualifications


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