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Posted on 2006-06-09
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I have a one user that if she opens a small jpg ( 71 KB ) in Photo Editor v3.0.2.3   She is getting a error when trying to print.  
" Insufficient memory to complete operation "

To reproduce the error the user does the following:

File > Print
Checks off " Fit to Page "
Then clicks OK
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Question by:stratasoft
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by:bruintje
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Hi stratasoft,
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why the >> Checks off " Fit to Page "

what happens if she leave the check on?

is the picture of larger resolution then the paper format

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by:stratasoft
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She is checking off Fit to page because the picture is extremly small.  She can email the pic to some else and they can print it out the same way she was trying to with no problem.
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by:bruintje
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does it help to reboot the machine? [i know sounds very rough] but it could have to do with a swap file thats clogged or not enough free space is available on disk

especially if the picure is having high color depth and/or resolution
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Reboot does not help
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by:ISoul
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What kind of printer is she using? Is it an older printer or a newer printer? Despite it being a small JPG file, perhaps if she's using an older printer, when it is set to fit to page, that may use more memory than the printer has available.

I've had issues printing images to my old laser printer before like this.
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by:stratasoft
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But another person can print the same pic out to the same printer with no problem
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by:stratasoft
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I found this online when I was doing some research

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q241258 

But I dont have the HKey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Photo Editor in my registry.  
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bruintje earned 250 total points
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if its not there you can add it yourself or even copy it from a machine that has the key
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by:bruintje
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which is probably the root of your problem :-)
a reinstall of photoeditor under this profile could help also
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