Solved

Odd Printing

Posted on 2004-08-05
6
768 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Trying to print a document in Word XP and 2003.  When we print the first page, it prints the document fine but when it prints the second document, it prints non-sense.  We have looked at the print preview and everything seems to be in place.  We have repaired Word XP and 2003.  We also have done office updates.
The office is using a linksys print server USB and the printer is a DELL 1700n Laserjet.  What can cause a printer or word to print non-sense?
0
Comment
Question by:modriven
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Joanne M. Orzech
Joanne M. Orzech earned 80 total points
ID: 11731507
Odd one is right.... have you checked to make sure print drivers are current?  And is it always the same document?  Or different documents?
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:wobbled
wobbled earned 20 total points
ID: 11733802
Could be some form of Macro Virus - have you scanned the PC with the upto date antivirus software?
0
 

Author Comment

by:modriven
ID: 11736414
Scanned for viruses and none found.  Updated printer drivers and linksys print server.  Newly created documents do print fine but when I want to open old documents from Word 97, there is a problem printing.  I tried printing on a different network and this message came up on the pc "It will not be possible to send PRINT field data to the printer with the currently installed printer driver.  Do you want to continue?"  Does anyone know what this mean or how to fix this problem?
0
Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Joanne M. Orzech
Joanne M. Orzech earned 80 total points
ID: 11738564
Try going to Tools, Options, Print, Options for Current Document Only, uncheck Print data for forms only.
0
 

Author Comment

by:modriven
ID: 11740918
"Print data for forms only" is already unchecked.  I printed on a HP laserjet and it went through.  It seems like the Dell Laserjet 1700n is having print driver problems and I can't find a fix.  Is there a diagnostic tool to see if the word documents are intact?  
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Joanne M. Orzech earned 80 total points
ID: 11742500
If you can print them fine on other printers, then my assumption would be that the Word documents are intact.  Make sure all windows and office patches are current on the problem PC.  Have you tried deleting the Dell and reinstalling it?

0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Free Online PDF Converter 2 59
blinking flashing cursor while in MS Word 8 57
Printing A1 on A4 Printer 8 153
Word Template Mail merge with vb.net 4 67
The Selection object is designed for user interaction. It has a Range property, so it can be used in most places that a Range object can. Recorded macros must use the Selection because they are simply copying what the user is doing. A Range prope…
I would like to show you some basics you can do with Mailings in MS Word. It´s quite handy feature you can use for creating envelopes, labels, personalized letters etc. First question could be what is this feature good for? Mailing can really he…
In this video, we show how to convert an image-only PDF file into a PDF Searchable Image file, that is, a file with both the image (typically from scanning) and text, which is created in an automated fashion with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) …
This video shows where to find templates, what they are used for, and how to create and save a custom template using Microsoft Word.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question