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Set Your Mac® to A4

Set Your Mac® to A4! It's the Right Way to Print!

In Australia and New Zealand, it's important your computer is set to print on A4 paper. Without this setting, your labels, cards and dividers appear to be out of alignment - things will look fine on screen, but will print out with information that probably falls across multiple labels or cards. Here is a guide to setting your Mac® on A4.

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Step 1: Check Your Page Setup in DesignPro® for Mac®

Instructions:
  • Click on File on the top toolbar
  • Select Page Setup from the drop down menu. The Page Setup dialogue box will now open.
  • In the Format for field, ensure the printer you want is selected
  • In the Paper Size field, select A4
  • Ensure Scale is set on 100%
  • Click OK
  • You may see a warning "Do you really want to change Paper Size?". Click Yes.
Page Setup in DesignPro for Mac

Step 2: Check Your Printer Calibration in DesignPro for Mac

Instructions:
  • Click on File on the top toolbar and select Calibrate Printer from the drop down menu. The Calibrate Printer dialogue box will now open.
  • Click Next
  • Click Next again
  • Click Print Calibration Sheet
  • Follow the Folding the Calibration Sheet instructions
  • Click Next
  • Follow the Select Horizontal and Vertical Offsets instructions
  • Click Finish
Calibration Sheet

Step 3: Check Your Page Setup in Microsoft® Word for Mac

Instructions:
  • Click on File on the top toolbar of your Microsoft Word Document
  • Select Page Setup from the drop down menu
  • In the Format for field, ensure the printer you want is selected
  • In the Paper Size field, select A4
  • Ensure Scale is set on 100%
  • Click OK

Step 4: Check Your Operating System

Instructions:
  • Click on Spotlight
  • Type System Preferences in the Spotlight feature
  • Click Enter on your keyboard
  • Under Hardware, click on Print & Fax
  • In the Default Paper Size in the Page Setup field, select A4
  • Close the window

Now that all your settings are on A4, your printing will be aligned. Don't forget to check the Avery® software code (you'll find it on the pack), and use that to select the template you need.

If you're using a PC, try our guide to setting your PC to A4.
System Preferences in Your Operating System

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