word mail merge to avery label 5163 printing lower than template

Mail merge to Avery Label template 5163 is printing 1/4" lower than setup screen shows. Printer is set to print 100%, not selected to "fit to page".  Is there a work-around for this?

WinXP Pro
Word 2003
ccuretonAsked:
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GrahamSkanConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
You could try creating a custom label with a reduced top margin, so that the printer aims a bit higher.
Select the label in the Product number box, and click on New label. The top magin for that label reads 1.27cm on my system, which is half an inch, so there is enough space to reduce it to a quarter of an inch.
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EtircetCommented:
How about changing the margin on the top of your sheet.  (Drag the margin up to reduce.)  The rest of the page should fall in line.
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scrathcyboyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
as noted above, the top and bottom margins of the page are the key here.  The Avery layout is supposed to override the margin assignments, but if you are using a template for the document layout, you will probably have to setup a separate template for labels that has just the right margins on ALL sides to match the right position of the printout that you want.

Also, the label layout itself should be changeable so that you can micro-adjust the starting point of the label layout at the top.  OPen the label layout, and go into properties or options, and you should also see margin choices there too,  WIth one or both, you can get it to within about 1/12 of an inch, not much closer, unfortunately
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