How to save a PDF with header that extends to edge of page?

Mar 18, 2017
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I have set my header and footer so that there is no default white line showing around the edge.

Looks Like This In Word.png


  • Header From Top / Bottom: 0"
  • Width: 8.2"
  • Height: 1.25"
  • Offset X: 0"
  • Offset Y: -0.25"
  • Crop Position: Width 8.2"
  • Crop Position: Height 1.44"


  • Footer From Top / Bottom: 0"
  • Width: 8.5"
  • Height: 1.18"
  • Offset X: -0.21"
  • Offset Y: 0.21"
  • Crop Position: Width 8.5"
  • Crop Position: Height 1.18"
Obviously it looks good in Word. But when I save to PDF (I get the "A header and a footer of section 1 are set outside the printable area of the page. Do you want to continue?" dialog box) it still gives me the default white margins.

PDF Result.png

Any assistance?
Mar 18, 2017
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Hi LadyJemima,

I found this on google for MS Word on apple. I believe this should work on windows MS Word aswell.

In Word file, go to Page Setup:
Settings - Page Attributes
Format for - Any Printer
Paper Size - click here and then click on Manage Custom Sizes

Click + to add new size - name it PDF borderless
Click in the paper size boxes to make 8.5 x 11 (or whatever you need)
Make sure Non-Printable Area says User Defined, and change margins in boxes to 0
Click OK

Go to Print menu:
Printer - choose any
Presets - Standard
Click on PDF - Save as PDF
Choose file name and save location
Click Save

I found the original on this forum here in case it helps:
Mar 18, 2017
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Yasink, that did work. I had read it earlier but didn't think it would work for me (it did!) Thank you!

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