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Trifold leaflet in Pages not printing correctly

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I'm pretty useless but I've manged to make a tri fold brochure using a Pages template. It looks fine in the print preview thumbnail but when prints out is cropping about 2 cms of the right hand side of the document.


Any help would be gratefully recieved .

Thank you ,


MacBook Pro
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,715 points)

    Let me guess, you are using a HP printer.


    You need to make sure you can print all. In the View menu select Show layout. It will apply a grey border on the document where the printer will not print.


    When creating a trifold brochure select a Paper size in Page Setup that is borderless and you will be able to print your brochure as intended.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,120 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    I will add to Fruhulda's advice that if you do choose a "borderless" priinter driver, you may have to adjust your layout because some printers zoom in on content when printing borderless. This is out of the control of Pages.



  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)

    I suspect that two-sided printing requires the printer to "hold on" to the paper so it can pull it back into the printer and print the other side, and that doesn't allow it to print borderless on the edge it is holding on to.


    Probably the best solution with your printer is to forgo the automatic two-sided printing, and print the first side borderless, then return the pages to the infeed tray and print the second side. You'll have to figure out how to orient the one-sided print outs in the in tray so the second side prints correctly (blank side up or blank side down, page bottom right or page bottom left).


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