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Many people have reported left (or other) margins being cut-off when printing HTML messages from Outlook XP / 2003.

Changing the page setup in Outlook proves useless because HTML messages are not printed by Outlook itself – it uses IE’s print settings to print.

So if your margins are off you must change them within Internet Explorer to fix the problem.

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Go to “File” in the menu bar
  3. Choose “Page Setup”
  4. Under “margins” all margins should be set to 0.75 inches

For Plain Text and Rich Text emails within Outlook, go to File and Page Setup from within Outlook and set the margins to 0.5 or 0.75 inches.

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17 Responses to “Outlook Print Margins Cut Off”

  1. Tanya

    Out of the blue my e-mails suddenly printed with letters from the front of the line being either at the end thereof or somewhere in the body of the text. I searched for the cause, and a solution, for weeks. Today I found your answer on the net and my problem is solved. Thank you so much!!!

  2. Trilochan Sapkota

    This is an excellent solution. Thank you very much for the solution.

  3. bob

    my print margins are still cut off on the right hand side of the page. I’ve got IE8, and Outlook 2003. Is that an issue?

    • Chad Troyer


      Did you ever get a solution to your printing problem where it cuts off the right side?


  4. Stev

    Thanks alot man. Been pulling my hair and stress due to this annoying issue. Your advise solved the problem.


  5. Joanne

    This worked fantastically! Got me extra points with my boss for “figuring it out.” ;)

  6. Louise

    We have Outlook 2010 and whenever a HTML newsletter is included on the email (no attachment) part of the right is always cut off – my only solution so far is to copy and paste into Word then print.

  7. jenny

    i have done this but the margins are re-setting to there original settings each time. Help!!! I am trying to print out emails from outlook express and they are off the page.


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