Adjusting Printer Margins on Snagit for Mac

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working from an iMac i come across printer-margin-problems; prints are to small!; I have to copy screenshot to imac-ms-word to be able to adjust the margins; can there be done something about it?
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nederveen

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Cait Ryan

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Hi nederveen,

As far as I know, the printer-margins for Snagit are currently a system default that can't be changed.

When considering a new idea for implementation, we like to understand as much as possible about the need for it so we can design something that also solves any deeper problems you're experiencing. With that in mind, could you provide us with a little more detail about your workflow?

- When you say that "prints are too small," do you mean that the margins are too small, or that the images are too small on the page?

- What are the results you're trying to achieve when printing your image? (e.g., are you trying to make the image take up the entire printed page)

- What is your current workflow after copying the images into Word?

Thanks for posting!

Cait R.
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Hallo C. Ryan; I think indeed the printer margins are a system default; but when i print via ms-office i can manipulate them to a wider scale. Yes i like to print usually 1 image to the full scale on a A4. The use of ms-word is just an escape-route but not efficient. Is this answering your questions? I see Jamesboxhead is doing the same. Thanks Rob
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if you want to capture a screen and print it, it leaves big margins, so waste page and makes the print too small.  To fix I copy into power point, change the margins in there to be able to use the full page to print the image and no wasted margins...
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I am shocked that a smart company like techsmith would have staff that would say, "...that can't be changed."  Why do we write to your company with suggestions?  Margins should not be set so wide, should not waste so much paper, 1.3 inches on each side and 1.5 inches top and bottom...YES, it can be changed...just pass this on to somebody that cares about these suggestions...rather than say "...can't be changed."  You are a total waste of time...Snagit is a waste of time if the image only uses such a small percentage of a page...Good Grief, Cait.  Writing these suggestions takes our time...We want to help Techsmith, BUT YOUR ATTITUDE IS REDICULOUS...I hope somebody else will read this issue...PLEASE PASS IT ON...We should not be forced into such huge page margins...if we increase the zoom, it just forces the printed capture to additional pages...Thanks for listening, if indeed you did AND PRESENTED IT AS A SUGGESTION rather than simply say, "...that can't be changed." 
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Hopefully Cait meant, it's not currently an available function
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John Wimer

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Subject: SnagIt for MAC 2.3.0
Problem:  Users are unable to adjust print margins.

This limitation to me is unacceptable, the default margin width leaves a huge amount of wasted space around the edges of a printed page.  Modern printers can print almost right up to the edge of a sheet of paper, so what is the reason SnagIt cannot take advantage of adjustable margins?  Zooming the printed area to fit on a single page when so much of the page is wasted makes no sense to me.
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Joseph Elichaa

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I am also frustrated with this answer and the margins wasting space, has this problem been resolved? 
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John Wimer

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Not to my knowledge.
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John Wimer

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My work around is to save the image from SnagIt to the pictures folder, then open in Preview and print from there.

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