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    Default Printer Driver Margin Issue - Print Margins

    Hello folks, I am having issues with print margins in AutoCAD; the printed sheet is skewed down.
    With the same printer, Microsoft Word and Revit 2019 prints fine with the printed sheet has everything
    centered on the 11"x17" paper.

    In AutoCAD, the print is skewed down with with more margins at the top. Please see attached images.

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    Default Re: Printer Driver Margin Issue - Print Margins

    Any time you see red lines along the border in the Plot Dialog Box that's going to happen.
    Draw a line a set distance from the top and plot it again. Scale how far from it the linework plotted and put the border there.
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    Default Re: Printer Driver Margin Issue - Print Margins

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Beauford View Post
    Any time you see red lines along the border in the Plot Dialog Box that's going to happen.
    Draw a line a set distance from the top and plot it again. Scale how far from it the linework plotted and put the border there.
    If "top" means the side I have issue with, this trick won't work for me since this will clearly (visually on the desktop) skew the border. No matter what margin I set the printer driver, the left margin stays the same distance from the edge. If the preview is correct but the printed paper comes out skewed, then, am dumbfounded. In many cased in the past, I have had the red boundary in the Page Setup and the print comes out just fine; so I have tend to ignore the red boundary.

    Two weeks ago, I was able to get a perfectly positioned border on the sheet, with the same printer, at margins of:
    Top: 0.17, Bottom: 0.17, Left: 0.19 and Right 0.15. But lately, it does not work anymore.

    The other main reason I should not move the boarder to the printable area is, the Kyocera printers we have, all print the same sheet perfectly centered on the 11"x17" paper.

    Thank you for your response.

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