I am working on Ubuntu 17.10 and creating documents on LibreOffice Writer. When I print these documents, irrespective of the margin settings, the printed document has 1.2 cm of extra margin space on top of the page. Due to this problem the last few lines along with the footer content on each page are not printed. The margin space for other 3 sides is correct on the printed document. As a test, I tried rendering a PDF of my document using LibreOffice Writer which received correct top margin so the problem does not seem to occur within LibreOffice.

Interestingly, when I tried printing the same PDF I receive the same extra top margin of 1.2cm so I assume that problem is with Ubuntu 17.10 at this moment.

What can I do get rid of this problem ?

  • the problem may be in the printer – ravery Dec 17 '17 at 11:51
  • I am using the printer through other devices and operating systems. It works fine there. – i01000001 Dec 17 '17 at 11:53
  • if the problem exists in different programs.. might be the driver.. check the printer for margin or borderles settings – user688056 Dec 17 '17 at 12:16
  • so do you feel able to disclose on the forum what type of printer you are using please? ...... and have you just started using Ubuntu recently; with this 17.10 as your first install? and maybe tell us what driver you are using: 1) go to PRINTERS folder; 2) right-click on icon for printer you are using 3) look in MAKE & MODEL section of Properties; copy what is there; and paste it back here please – pdc Dec 17 '17 at 21:50
  • @user688056 yes it's a driver issue. none of the default drivers provided with Ubuntu work. This problem is now resolved after installing and using printer via manufacturer's driver. – i01000001 Dec 19 '17 at 2:07

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