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    Sounds like the Normal template is messed up. Unless you have some unique settings there, I would look to MS to see how to reset Normal.dotx to the 'factory' standard, then set the margins you want and save that as the new Normal template. Sooner or later that "index card" setup is going to do something weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Sounds like the Normal template is messed up. Unless you have some unique settings there, I would look to MS to see how to reset Normal.dotx to the 'factory' standard, then set the margins you want and save that as the new Normal template. Sooner or later that "index card" setup is going to do something weird.
    The head-scratching continues. i took your advice and reset the Normal.dotm template by deleting it and restarting Word

    [user] > Library > Group Containers > UBF8T346G9.Office > User Content > Templates

    So Word starts with the default 1" margins, Calibri (body) font, etc. so I know the Normal template has been reset. So I immediately check Format > Document... > Page Setup... and the paper size is still showing as "Index card Letter 8.5x11in." However, even after changing the default margins back to my preferred 0.5" the warning dialogue does not appear anymore when I go to print. I mean, that's all good news, but where the heck is this odd "Index card Letter 8.5x11in." setting coming from? Well, I go back to Format > Document... > Page Setup... and switch the printer from my default (HP Envy 7640) to my other (HP Envy 5340) where it says "Format For:" and the paper size now changes to "US Letter Borderless." My printers are both set to simply "US Letter" as the default paper size under System Preferences > Printers & Scanners, so I'm not sure why this is not reflected in Word by default. In any case, both printers are now printing without Word popping up the warning dialogue, so that's good, but it's just so weird that nothing has visible changed in the settings from when the problem was occurring.
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    In any case, both printers are now printing without Word popping up the warning dialogue, so that's good, but it's just so weird that nothing has visible changed in the settings from when the problem was occurring.
    I won't bother replying to some of your previous comments as you seem to have things working and just as I suggested earlier by using your "Page Setup" option.

    PS: You should be able to create a "default" printer setup using the Custom setting and even delete that "Index card Letter 8.5x11in." if you want, which actually may also be setup for printing on thicker card stock rather than normal 20-24lb letter paper.

    Anyway, glad to hear you got rid of the annoying "error" margin message.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I won't bother replying to some of your previous comments as you seem to have things working and just as I suggested earlier by using your "Page Setup" option.
    Well, sort of. Still not sure what i actually changed, since all the settings there are still identical to what they were when the problem persisted. The paper size was never set to anything other than 8.5x11, and paper weight would obviously not have anything to do with the margins. Oh well, still a mystery, but at least it's working (for now). It sort of feels like the old bit of randomly hitting a broken machine with a hammer and then it comes back to life
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    It sort of feels like the old bit of randomly hitting a broken machine with a hammer and then it comes back to life
    Yup, some things are like that, and if it still doesn't work — then get a bigger hammer!!




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