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Archive for the ‘Printing Help’ Category



Chrome Print Preview

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Version 13 of Google Chrome is going to change the way you print images and pages from the Internet. It’s a revamped Print Preview window and I think you’re really going to like it! Continue reading

Reversing the Printing Order

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Bob asks:

I have an HP printer installed on my XP computer and it prints the last page first, the next to last page next, and so on. How can I change it so the pages will print in the reverse order, beginning with the first page? Thank you in advance for your help

Converting Images to Text

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Daniel, from Florida asks:

I’m able to copy documents I’ve typed on Word into the body of an (AOL) e-mail but I can’t copy any text that was scanned into my computer. How do I copy scanned documents into the body of an e-mail? I’m not talking about an attachment.

Converting Images to Text

Today, everything seems to be about speed. There… Continue reading

Epson Printer Tricks

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Robert from Pittsburgh asks:

I have an Epson printer which is primarily used to print documents, so I only use the black ink. The darn thing will not work if any of the cartridges are empty. I was wondering if there was a way to trick it into printing, since I only want black and have no need for cyan, magenta, and yellow. Any ideas?

Epson… Continue reading

Print to File Explained

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Jim from Hernando Beach FL asks:

When printing, the box pops up for you to choose printer. In that box there is a little square to check that says “print to file”. How do you print to a file?

Why Print to File

Printing to a file is useful for documents… Continue reading

Print Part of an Email

Monday, July 19th, 2010

There are times when you’d like to print out an email you’ve received. The problem is that you don’t want to print out the whole kit and caboodle – the email header, the chit chat or the signature. Can you print out just a section of an email? Continue reading

Special Printing in IE 7

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Special Printing in IE 7

As I’m sure you know, the headers and footers that always print along with a Web page can be rather irritating. I know very well which page I’m printing, so it’s not useful to me to show the URL at the bottom of every printed page. So, if you’d like to turn the headers and footers off when you print out certain Web pages in… Continue reading

Installing an “Old” Printer in Vista

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Installing an “Old” Printer in Vista

I have a couple of questions for you today! Have you ever tried connecting your old printer to your new Windows Vista computer? Ever had to face a “PCL6 Driver Not Compatible” error message in Vista? If so, read on, because I have some good news for you!

When installing your still functional legacy printer (like the NEC SuperScript 1450, for example) onto your… Continue reading

Printing Possibilities

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Q:
When I go to print something, there are so many choices and I’m not sure what all I should be choosing. Can you please give me a brief rundown of the Print window? Thank you!

A:
First of all, I just want to say that I completely understand what you’re saying. I feel a little overwhelmed every time I go to print something out too. Whether it’s… Continue reading

Lost Printer Installation Disk

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Q:
I just got a new computer and when I went to install my printer on it, I realized I don’t have the installation disk anymore. Is there anything else I can do to get my printer installed? Please help me!

A:
You’ve come to the right place! I have some information I think you’re really going to like. So, here’s the deal: you get a new computer… Continue reading

Laser Printer Safety

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Q:
I saw something the other day about laser printers being bad for your health. Is there any truth in that? If so, please explain!

A:
I’m glad you asked! I actually received a phone call a couple days ago from another reader asking about laser printer safety. Their inquiry was more about the safety of leaving a laser printer turned on

Zink

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

The other day, I saw something about a new product called Zink. It sounded pretty cool, but I wasn’t able to find much on it. Do you know anything about it? If so, please share!



You’ve come to the right place! Fortunately, I have heard of Zink and I do happen to know a few things about it. I actually saw something on WorldStart’s… Continue reading

Get Your Printer Online

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Get Your Printer Online

So, tell me, have you ever gone to print something out and you can’t do it because you get an error message that says “Printer Offline?” It happens to the best of us, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying! So, what can you do when this happens? Luckily, you have a few options you can try when you need to get your printer back… Continue reading

Increase Your Printer’s Lifespan

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Increase Your Printer’s Lifespan

Did you know that color printers have a lifespan that’s perfectly acceptable for both personal and professional use at the price they come, even while laser printers generally last a bit longer? Basically, you end up replacing inkjet printers every three to four years, but laser printers generally last a few years longer. Some users have reported a handful of personal grade laser printers that have… Continue reading

Printing Yahoo! E-mails

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Printing Yahoo! E-mails

Awhile back, I ran an article on printing e-mails. It was just a quick little tip on different ways you can print out your e-mails if you ever need to. (If you’re interested in reading it, you can do so here). Well, after that was published in the newsletter, several of you e-mailed me about an even easier way to do it in Yahoo! (By the… Continue reading

More Printer Troubleshooting Tips

Friday, July 13th, 2007

More Printer Troubleshooting Tips

Many issues can occur when printing with any application you may use on your computer. The causes of these issues will vary though and that’s exactly what we’re going to go over today. The following procedures will help resolve general printing issues that may occur.

The most common cause of printing issues involves conflicts between the program and the printer driver, which acts as a translator… Continue reading

MyPage

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Q:
I came across something the other day called MyPage. I thought it looked interesting, but I couldn’t find a whole lot out about it. Do you have any information on it?

A:
I sure do and I’m really glad you asked! I’m going to go right into it today, so get ready and let’s go!

When you make a printout of a Web page, most of the… Continue reading

Print That E-mail

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Print That E-mail

How many e-mails do you usually receive in a day? I don’t know about you, but I get approximately 1,000 e-mails each morning here at the office. They’re always a combination of questions from readers, customers asking about their orders, jokes and junk. (Yep, I get junk mail sometimes too!) Now, with all the e-mails you get, have you ever wanted to print one? I know I… Continue reading

Ink Warning!

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Ink Warning!

If you own an HP DeskJet 3900 printer or if you’re considering buying an HP 3900 printer, I would like to share a problem with you that I experienced with remanufactured ink for these particular printers. (If you are not familiar with remanufactured ink cartridges, they are cartridges from which the ink has already been used up and then the manufacturers go in and refill the ink again… Continue reading

Printing Background Images

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Printing Background Images

When you send an e-mail, do you sometimes include stationery or other background images along with it? You know, just to give it a little extra jazz. Or maybe you receive e-mails like that. Either way, isn’t it sometimes tempting to print those e-mails out and save them for a later use? But when you do that, the images don’t print! What do you do then? Well… Continue reading

Ink Jet vs. Laser

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Q:
Can you give me any pointers on whether an ink jet printer or a laser printer is better? I’m looking to buy a new printer, but I’d like to hear from you first. Any help would be appreciated!

A:
In this day and age, probably two of the most popular printers are the ink jet and the laser printers. They are more high tech and they… Continue reading

Printing Problems

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Q:
Whenever I try to print something, the text comes out all smudged together and everything just looks distorted. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?

A:
As with all printing problems, this could be caused by a number of things. Below, I’m going to go over some of the main ones, along with a brief description of what you can do to… Continue reading

Installing an XP Printer

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Installing an XP Printer

Have you recently bought a new printer for your computer? Are you having trouble installing it? Does your computer use Windows XP? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then I’ve got something you’re really going to love. Let’s check it out!

Believe it or not, but Windows XP actually makes installing a printer a relatively easy and painless process. There is no need… Continue reading

Printer Mania

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Q:
Lately, whenever I start up my computer, it’s as if something has taken over my printer, because it starts to spit out almost blank pieces of paper. Some of them have little special characters on them, but either way, why does it do this? And more importantly, how can I make it stop? Please help me!

A:
So, it sounds like your printer has been “kidnapped” by… Continue reading

New Ink

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

New Ink

Has your current ink cartridge finally printed its last print job? Has it dried up and gone off to join all your other cartridges in the trash? Or maybe you know you’ll probably only be able to get a few more documents printed with the one you have now. Either way, it sounds like it’s time for you to invest in a new set of ink. Maybe you… Continue reading

Easy Print

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Easy Print

There are so many ways to print a document. We can either open the document and from the File menu, we can select the Print option where the document will be printed or we can just right click on the document and say Print to perform the same task. Apart from these, there are many more ways to get your printing jobs done.

Similarly, do you know that… Continue reading

Make Your Printer Work For You

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Make Your Printer Work For You

There is probably no bigger frustration for office workers and others who use printers than a waste of printer paper due to careless formatting. I have worked in plenty of offices where hundreds of pages could have been rescued from the recycling bin with a few simple clicks. Many employees are simply not aware of the amount of options they have with their printer… Continue reading

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