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How do I make the printer to print from tray1

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I use a Lexmaerk T630 laser printer with 2 trays on my office network. I need to use some coloured paper in tray1 so that I don't need to load coloured papers in tray2. On the printer itself Tray1* is the default tray. Another networked printer of the same type can print from tray 1 from another work station when it is selected. Printer settings are the same for the 2 printers on the server (Windows 2003 Std SP1)  and on the workstations that use Windows XP SP2
Under Printing preferences\paper tab\Form source when I select tray1 it still pulls the paper from tray2. What should I do to make my workstation print from tray1? it can be a Word document or pdf or anything for that matter.
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Question by:Mithun4
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by:Herman D'Hondt
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Go to Start > Printers & Faxes. Right-click the printer and select Properties. Click the Advanced tab, and then the Printing Defaults button. Set your tray there. Then go to Printing Preferences (under the General tab) and set it there too.

Word will only look at tray settings if you select it from Page Setup. If a document has been saved with another printer as the current printer, go to print, select the printer and click Close. Then go to Page Setup and make your selections there. Do it any other way and Word will ignore it for you (the reason is that Word gives you far more flexibility than the driver).
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Thank you hdhondt for your response though the problem was already resolved after the paper guide in tray1 was adjusted to A4 size. Initially it stayed at a different position.

I will remmber last 2 lines of your answer about setting up the tray for Word docs. That comes in handy for me. Thankyou from Mithun4
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Glad the problem is fixed. Make sure you reclaim the points as you answered your own question.
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Thanks  hdhondt for your answer. I have sorted this out myself and you mentioned that I can reclaim my points which I tried but couldn't do. I am now not bothered about it but I have been wanting to close this question since I have been receiving emails from Exp. Exchange to close my question which I thought I did. A few minutes ago I even submitted a request saying I couldn't find the option to close it. But now I believe I ahve closed it finally.

Thanks again

Mithun4
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Thanks for the points, Mithun4

Sorry you were not able to claim your points. I should perhaps have explained how, but the answer is in the Help pages. If you had left the question open, the administrative comment I posted would have resulted in a refund anyway. If you still want your points, you can log a free question in Community Support and explain what happened.
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