Before you go looking for borderless printing and margin settings in Publisher 2003 – give up – they’re not there.

Simply put, Publisher does not do borderless printing.

While on the face of it this is a nuisance, to say the least, there is a workaround that will get you going. Here’s how:

1 First of all set up your Publisher document so that it has everything on it that you want to print borderless. For example, I like to, when I’m using a template for a calendar, for example, stretch the background filled shape to fill the entire document so that there is color all the way to the border.

2 Save the document as a publication (*.pub) file so that you can come back to it later on if necessary and edit it.

3 Now create the print version – to do this, save the document as an image. Choose File > Save As and from the Save as Type dropdown list choose an image format such as Tagged Image File (*.tif) and give the file a name.

4 Now crank up your graphics software, set up your printer using the printing options for borderless printing and print the image.

Not pretty but it works!

Helen Bradley

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