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Not My First Rodeo - but huge margin, micro print size
I published with Lulu 7 years ago. Now I am trying again. Here are specs: I have a 6x9" page book. I have 429 pages. I am using Times New Roman 12 and do not want to change that. Here are my margin settings-Top: 0.8" Bottom: 0.8", Inside: 1.25", Outside: 0.5". Gutter set to 0. Mirror Margins. The area with print on it should be approx. 4.25"w x 7.25" h.
When I got my printed copy of the book, My inside margin was 1.25", my outside margin was 1.25", my bottom margin was 1.75", and my top margin was 1.75". The part that had the printed word on it was only an area of 5.25" high and 3.0" wide. In other words they were way too large.
The print size is about a Times New Roman 6 ! I have scoured the forums, but can't find my identical situation. I use Microsoft Word 2013 on a Windows 7 computer. When I print a single page out from the base document, it prints out the way it should. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to correct? I am so frustrated. Thanks.