I have a document that was created in Word 2007. There's no problem when i'm printing it using Word 2007 on other computers.

However, when I print it using Word 2010, it prints white spaces like margins at the top and bottom of the paper.

I checked the page type (Letter, A4) and the margins. How can I fix it without downgrading to 2007?

  • can you send that document, or modify it and send a sample for us to look at? – Arjang Jul 30 '11 at 13:37

Make sure: are headers/footers "OFF"?

  • my document have Header and footer , I've tested more possibilities from original question , i cannot print bottom of page from any program (Word 2007 , Acrobat Reader , Word 2010) to printer , I reinstalled printer driver , and used another Printer (I have a HP and a Canon) but there was no different , When I fill my document to bottom of page even without footer it still print with a white space , it seems installing new windows is only way but It make things complicated for user , What else can I check ? any Idea ? – Siavash Ahmadpour Jul 30 '11 at 19:28

I had the same problem, and I solved it by configuring the document/page size in the printer page setup.

  • My page size is: letter (8.5" x 11")
  • My margins are all: 1"

I had changed my header and footer to 0", which I thought would solve it. But still it prints with an additional white space above.

I checked printer settings, and saw paper size wass set to A4 in the printer settings. I changed my paper size from A4 (8.25" x 11.69") to Letter (8.5" x 11"). Then I set scaling into 'Off', or in some printer settings 'Actual Size'.

I hope my answer can help you.


I faced a similar issue, if not the same exact one. I know you've said you've checked the page size, but i ask you to double check the same on your Word 2010. Mine was solved after i changed my default page size to 'A4' from (the default) 'Letter'. I emphasize on the fact you must change the size on the Word 2010 and not on your Printer's settings. Because no matter what changes you make on your Printer's settings your problem will still persist if you haven't changed the size of the paper you've worked on your Word.

I work with a Word 2016, in which i changed the default page size by: Layout tab -> Page setup -> Paper -> Paper size -> -> Select 'Set As Default' (found towards bottom of LEFT CORNER).

Hope this solves the issue.


Configure the Header to 0cm on Page Configuration > Layout tab. rgds

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