For some reason when I execute a hardcopy command vim doesn't print the header, only text. Here are my setting for printoptions as well as printheader

printheader=%<%f%h%m%=Page %N

Does anybody know why it doesn't print the header?

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I tried with your very own settings and I encountered no issue. If I understand the help correctly, by default Vim will use A4 as the medium size; maybe your output gets on a smaller medium size than A4? Could you try to add something like: paper:letter in your printoptions. Does it change something? What exact size of medium are you using?

  • I think questions for further clarifications to the OP should go into comments below his question.
    – peterh
    Nov 6, 2015 at 18:27
  • You are correct. I had to add a paper:letter option
    – flashburn
    Nov 6, 2015 at 21:59

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