How to Print to the Edge of the Paper

By Tim Mammadov

Microsoft Office Word includes a feature that allows you to change a document's margins before you print it. This comes handy if you want your text to fill more space to save paper or if you need to print to the very edge. All you need to do is access the Page Layout menu and set the margins the way you want. The changes you set in the Word document will override any settings for the printer driver.

Step 1

Open the document you want to print, and click the "Page Layout" tab on the ribbon bar.

Step 2

Click the "Margins" drop-down menu button in the "Page Setup" group. Select "Custom Margins" from the menu of available paper margin settings to open "Page Setup."

Step 3

Click the down arrow in the "Top," "Bottom," "Left," "Right" and "Gutter" option boxes to set their values to "0." Click "OK" to close the "Page Setup" window.

Step 4

Print your document as you normally would.

Tips & Warnings

  • Your printer will print the document to the edge as much as its hardware allows it to do so.