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I needed to generate PDF files for our school from Word documents created on Office XP. "No problem," I thought, "just open it in Word X and Print to PDF." Sure enough, that worked fine, except I failed to notice that the original files went right to the edge of the paper, and my PDFs clipped the edges. I tried the various printers I had installed, and none of them would allow me to print with no margins.

Doing a quick Google search yielded several photo printers that would make borderless prints, but I had none of those printers installed, and I couldn't create a new one. Then I realized I could trick Print Center into thinking one of my installed printers was something different by simply specifying a different printer type. I installed a printer a second time, gave it a catchy name (borderless PDF), and then changed the model to an Epson Stylus Color 83 driver. Now my PDFs can be borderless.
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Create borderless (no margin) PDFs
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Dec 06, '04 10:22:27AM

Would this not work?
Go to Page Setup
Click on Settings > Custom Paper size
Set all printer margins to 0
Save new paper size
Print > Save as PDF.

I just tried it with this page and although this web page has a margin the PDF doesn't seem to have any more than the page I'm looking at.

So, I said ... well, I can't actually remember exactly what I said. But it was one of the most enormously cruel and frighteningly witty put downs ever.

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Create borderless (no margin) PDFs
Authored by: fbitterlich on Dec 06, '04 01:11:19PM

Yes, this works with Word, too. Just tried it.

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Create borderless (no margin) PDFs
Authored by: gdelfino on Dec 06, '04 11:22:08AM
You can remove the margins of a pdf file using the pdfcrop perl script. I always use it before inserting pdf figures into Keynote.

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Create borderless (no margin) PDFs
Authored by: joannakat on Jun 29, '13 05:49:44PM

This is actually really easy to do once you know how. Since you're creating a PDF, it might not even involve your printer (if you're not printing). It's like this, at least for Word 2011 for Mac:

File> Page Setup> Paper Size > US Letter Borderless or A4 Borderless. Notice that the both US Letter and A4 choices have a little triangle to the right--when you position your cursor over US Letter or A4, you can choose the regular or borderless.

Click OK and then save your document. It should be okay now. If for some strange reason it's not, then in your print dialog, select Paper Handling from the drop-down menu and if it doesn't show the borderless choice, select it here as above. But recheck the page setup thing and be sure you save before printing or saving as a PDF.


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Create borderless (no margin) PDFs
Authored by: thebackpackr on Jun 18, '14 07:40:19PM
I was having this same problem too but discovered the Gutenprint suite of drivers that allows you to create borderless PDF documents. Don't tweak the margins on custom paper sizes as this will cause problems when you have sections in Word.

Trust me, I spent hours trying to remove white borders!

Here's a graphical guide to help easily configure your Mac to print borderless documents to PDF -

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