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Resume Printing Tips to Print Without a Header and Footer

resume printing tips Resume printing tips are simple step-by-step instructions showing you how to correctly print your resume. Remove the header and footer in Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera browsers.

Print Your Resume Without a Header and Footer

The step-by-step instructions, along with all the images showing the result of each step, make it very easy for you to print your resume with the proper one-inch margins and without the header and footer information. Below you will find the configuration instructions for your specific browser. If you have any questions about how to set up your browser, please direct them to our support staff.
Resume Printing Set-up Tips

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  • Note: If you don't see your browser listed here, you can check with the browser's developer for set-up instructions. Alternatively, you could use a combination of these instructions to understand how to set your browser properly.

For Chrome Users

  1. The top, right icon takes you to the settings section. Click Print to bring up the print settings.
  2. The Layout should be set to Portrait. Under More Settings uncheck the Header and Footers box. Keep the Scale set to 100%.
  3. With your mouse move the dotted line margin guides you see on the page to set the margins to one inch on all four sides.

For Edge and Internet Explorer Users

  1. The Edge browser doesn't allow the margins to be set to one inch so unfortunately it can't be used at this time. This lack of being able to set the margins is an inherent limitation of this browser.
  2. In Internet Explorer go to File, then Page Setup, find the section labeled Headers and Footers.
  3. Copy the characters listed in the Header and Footer fields onto a piece of paper so you can return Internet Explorer to its original state. Then, delete all the characters in the Header and Footer fields or set them to --blank--, whichever is applicable. See the first image below as an example of what you may find entered there.
  4. Uncheck Enable Shrink-to-Fit. Next, you will want to set the margins to one inch so the whole page can be printed from top to bottom and from the left edge to the right edge evenly. That should do it, see the second image below as an example of how it should look when you are finished. If you don't set the margins to one inch and you try to print the page, you will end up with improperly sized margins.
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An example of what you may find on your page setup properties tab.

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This is how it should look when you are finished.

For Firefox Users

  1. In Firefox go to File, then Page Setup, and click on the Headers and Footers tab.
  2. To return it to its original state when you are finished copy down on a piece of paper the settings listed in the Margins and Header and Footer fields. Then, set all the drop down boxes to --blank-- in the Header and Footer fields. See the next image below as an example of what you could find entered there.
  3. Next, you will want to set the margins to one inch so the whole page can be evenly printed from top to bottom and from the left edge to the right edge. That should be all, see the second image below as an example of how it should look when you are finished. If you don't set the margins to one inch and you try to print the page you will end up with improperly sized margins.
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Our example of what you may find on your page setup properties tab.

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Here is how it should look when you are finished.

For Opera Users

  1. In Opera go to Menu, then Print …, set the Layout to Portrait. Click on More Options. There you will uncheck the Print Headers and Footers box.
  2. Set the Scale to print at 100.
  3. Next, you want to set the Margins to Custom. Drag them to become one inch on all four sides so that the whole page can be printed with the correct margins from top to bottom and from the left and right edges.
That should take care of that you are now finished with your set-up. If you don't set the margins to one inch and you try to print the page, you will end up with improperly sized margins. Taking a few seconds to set up your browser correctly will yield the best results when producing a paper copy of your document. It would be best if you also used the same one-inch margins for the other pages you need to create whether you export them in HTML, text, Word, or PDF format.