I’m using letter size paper on a Xerox Phaser 7800 printer. Page margins are set to 0.5" on all four sides in Dorico…
When I print the parts or score pages, the page margins are measured as 0.5" + the non-printable page edge border. The printed page margins are not 0.5". Is this a bug?
I’ve tried this on different brands of laser printers - with similar results - it seems that the actual printed margins are increased by the width of the non-printable page edge border as defined in the printer drivers. Some are 0.21", others bigger…
Is there a way to have the page margins in the layout options dialog actually print exactly the same when measured directly on the paper? Definite re-sizing is occurring - it seems like the Dorico page margins are not starting at the edge of the page, but actually start at the edge of the printable area of the page. (which varies by printer brand)
I have tried this on letter, legal, tabloid and 12"x18" sized paper with identical results… none are producing the 0.5" margins that I have set in the Layout Options window. All are larger by the non-printable border amount.
The only way I can get a measurable 0.5" page margin on printed output is to determine the non-printable border of the printer and reduce the Dorico page margin setting by that amount.
I did a search in the forum and came up with nothing.
As I look at my pages in Print Mode on screen, they look larger there also… not a true 0.5"… and without a page ruler, I can’t really measure it.
Is anyone else experiencing this? or… what am I missing?