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We document on this page answers to commonly asked questions or solutions to any problems we discover.
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  • How can I set custom margins when printing with Print Window?
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    This is actually a setting that Mac OS X itself provides, not Print Window directly. What you need to do is create a custom paper size with the new margin definitions. In the "Page Setup" dialog, select "Manage Custom Sizes..." front the "Paper Size" popup menu. In the "Custom Page Sizes" window that appears, click on the "+" button in the lower left. This adds a new custom paper size to the list. Double-click on the new custom paper size and type a new name (in this example, we've name it "Custom Margins").
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    Make sure that the new custom paper size is selected. In the fields to the right, enter the dimensions of the paper you will be printing on. This is also the spot where you will enter the new margins that you want to use. Once you have the page size and margins set the way you want them, click the "OK" button. Back in the "Page Setup" dialog, make sure your new paper size is selected from the "Paper Size" popup menu.
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    With this new paper size selected, Print Window will now honor the new margins you've defined. Note that this custom paper size will remain in the "Paper Size" popup menu unless you delete it using the "Manage Custom Sizes..." option. This means you don't have to go through these steps each time you want to use these margins.
  • Why can I not set the number of columns to use in my file listing?
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    Make sure you have the "Names Only" style selected. The option for number of columns only works with the "Names Only" style.
  • I have pictures that don't appear in a file listing when using the "Thumbnails" style
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    Although Print Window should include thumbnails for any picture or video format supported by Mac OS X, if you run across a format that isn't supported, please let us know by sending an e-mail to
  • Can Print Window be run as a service?
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    Print Window does not support Mac OS X Services. However, it provides many other ways of integrating with the Mac OS X Finder. Please see the Print Window Help for further information.