I am using a PowerMac 7300/180 running Mac OS 8 with desktop printing options turned off, and Microsoft Office 4.0.2
After I restart my Mac or boot it up after a shut down, I have trouble printing the first document. What happens is that the print monitor application does not seem to launch and the print job is held in limbo. If I launch the print monitor application manually by double-clicking the icon in the Extensions folder, the print job then appears on print queue and then it prints. Subsequent print jobs don't seem to have a problem. Several people at my office with similar Macs and applications have the same problem.
What is the cause of this problem? What can I do to fix it?
(FYI - I turned off desktop printing because I get weird print errors when I try to use it. I gave up trying to fix it after trying many possible things)