How to Set the Margins on a HP Deskjet F300 Series

Updated February 21, 2017

Hewlett-Packard, or HP, is an American electronics manufacturer that produces the Deskjet F300 series printer. The F300 printer takes its margin settings from within each document it prints, rather than allowing you to predefine any margin sizes; consequently, you must adjust the margins on your HP F300 within your computer's software and not on the printer itself. Minimise margins within Windows if the document's borders do not print correctly, otherwise use Microsoft Word to easily set document margins.

Click the Windows icon in the bottom left of the screen.

Select "Printers" from the menu.

Right-click the HP F300 printer. Select "Properties" from the menu.

Click "Printing Preferences" then select the "Advanced" tab.

Click the "+" symbol next to "Printer Features" to expand the menu.

Click "Off" next to "Minimize Margins" to turn the feature on. Repeat steps 1 to 6 to turn the feature back on, but instead click "On" next to "Minimize Margins."

Open the document for which you want to change the margins in Microsoft Word.

Click "File" then "Page Setup."

Click the "Margins" tab from the "Page Setup" menu.

Change the "Top," "Bottom," "Left," "Right" and "Gutter" margin sizes using the arrows next to each box, or enter a centimetre value in the box. Click "OK" to confirm.

Click "File" then "Print" to print your document on the HP Deskjet F300 with the new margins.


The HP Deskjet F300 has a minimum margin of 3.3mm on A4, A5, envelopes and card paper sizes. The minimum for U.S. legal, letter and executive sized paper is 6.4mm.

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