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How to change header and footer indents?

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I would like to change the header and footer printing indents to match the indents for the page when I print it, for example 1/2 inch (12 mm) from the left edge and the right edge. While it's possible to set the page indent, it doesn't seem possible to adjust the header/footer indents.

Why would I like to make this change? The reason is that my laser printer seems to accumulate toner in this space, creating vertical streaks at the left and right edge of the paper.

This seems to be true of versions of Firefox 3.x to 5.x on Windows 2000, XP and Ubuntu Linux (10.1)

Other document programs that keep all text at least 1/4-inch (6 mm) from the left and right edges do not create this problem. Is there a work-around or hand-coding I can enter into the "custom" field of the header or footer?

Thanks

I would like to change the header and footer printing indents to match the indents for the page when I print it, for example 1/2 inch (12 mm) from the left edge and the right edge. While it's possible to set the page indent, it doesn't seem possible to adjust the header/footer indents. Why would I like to make this change? The reason is that my laser printer seems to accumulate toner in this space, creating vertical streaks at the left and right edge of the paper. This seems to be true of versions of Firefox 3.x to 5.x on Windows 2000, XP and Ubuntu Linux (10.1) Other document programs that keep all text at least 1/4-inch (6 mm) from the left and right edges do not create this problem. Is there a work-around or hand-coding I can enter into the "custom" field of the header or footer? Thanks

Modified by WayneLabs

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Neither of these are a solution. See the image of PDF that I printed. Note that headers and footers are smack up against the edge of the paper. The 1/2-inch margins applied to the page affect the text--NOT the header and footer. I want to indent the header and the footer the SAME as the TEXT. In other words, the headers and footers should all have a 1/2-inch margin--same as text.

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Changing the page setup - Margins and Header/ Footer

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Printing%20a%20web%20page#w_margins-and-header-footer

Check and tell if its working.

Modified by Hasan

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Where does this say that I can change the indent of the headers/footers INDEPENDENTLY of the the text/or rest of page?

Maybe I'm blind, but I see no adjustments for header/footer indents--just the page text.

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@WayneLabs

There are 4 preferences related to the margins which hidden in about:config .
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Print.print_unwriteable_margin_%28side%29


Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.

Filter = print.print_unwriteable_margin

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Thanks. I'll check this out and try it tomorrow. On another project now.

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Thanks very much. This fixed the problem, although it was the "...print_edge_.." that fixed it in the config file. Now I'm not printing off the edge any longer. (I'm running PostScript.) I will make the adjustment in my Ubuntu Linux and XP systems as well. Would you consider adding this adjustment in the page setup dialog box along with the margins?

Again. Thanks very much! Wayne

Modified by WayneLabs