Friday, December 19, 2014

Creating an a4 with rulers to test the output accuracy of a printer

I recently bought a new printer and wanted to test its borderless printing capabilities. So I wrote a small VBA script that creates an A4 MS Word document with four rulers, each starting at one of the four borders:

In case you're interested in the source code, I put in on github. The PDF can be downloaded from here (

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the useful PDF. From time to time I need something like this for photos to roughly show the size of objects, similar to having a ruler in the photo. Are you OK for me using it every once in a while in email correspondence with clients? I do understand the accuracy is not guaranteed at all and depends on the printer as well.
    I don't need high accuracy, more order of magnitude. For interest sake, I'm also looking for something like this with gridlines.