Help printing Avery business cards in Word


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horseplaypen

I am about ready to tear my hair out in frustration over these silly cards!!

I've been spending the summer at my mom's house and printing out all my
labels, cards, etc on her Canon printer. I just got home and I tried to print
out some business cards and mailing labels on my HP printer and I just
recycled about 6 sheets that all printed incorrectly. I don't know what I'm
doing wrong - on the Canon I just popped the sheets in and hit print, never
had a problem. Now the text is all misaligned and the odd thing is that it's
not consistently offset; each row of cards is more misaligned than the next.
I've searched troubleshooting for both the Avery sheets and the HP printer
but they just say to make sure you are following the instructions for the
cards, which I am!!

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong? I'm tired of throwing away
wrecked sheets and money. I am trying to print the perforated business cards
from Avery as well as mailing labels. I am using the right template, and I
have tried printing on 'US Letter' setting as well as A4 and A5 since I read
somewhere that might help, but it didn't make a difference.
 
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Graham Mayor

1. You have added a header/footer to normal.dot (rename normal.dot)
2. The page size set in the printer properties doesn't match the page size
of the label sheet.
3. You have a scaling option set in the zoom section of the print dialog
or
4. Your printer has poor paper handling. Some printers will slip when faced
with label stock and thus are incapable of feeding the label correctly.
Cleaning the rollers in the print path may help.

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