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How Can I Print to the Edge of a Page in Microsoft Publisher?

Updated February 21, 2017

Microsoft Publisher, a design package that includes templates and a clip art library, lets you create and print a variety of documents including calendars, newsletters and even business cards. The program also lets you convert any publication into a website. Microsoft Publisher even lets you print graphical elements to the edge of the page, known as assigning a bleed. But this feature works with your computer's printer driver and not all printers support to the edge printing.

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  1. Open Microsoft Publisher.

  2. Click "File," "Open." Navigate to the publication you want to print. Double click on the file's name to open the publication.

  3. Click on each graphical or coloured element you want to print to the edge of the page to select the element.

  4. Drag the corner of the element to extend its size beyond the edge of the page. Adjust the elements on the page to keep them in proportion, if needed.

  5. Click "File," "Print." Click on the "Properties" button. Click on "Advanced Print Settings."

  6. Select "Print full resolution graphics" under the heading "Graphics." Select "Use only publication fonts" under the heading "Fonts."

  7. Click on "Allow Bleeds" under the heading "Bleeds" or "Borderless" under the "Borders" heading.

  8. Click "OK" to print your publication.

  9. Tip

    If your printer's "Properties" dialogue box doesn't contain the "Bleeds" or "Borderless" option, your printer doesn't support printing to the edge of the page. Note, these two options are usually not found on older printers.

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About the Author

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.

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