Excel 2003, Windows 8.1, Canon MX860 Get a print to file

Microsoft Office excel 2003 - upgrade
May 5, 2014 at 10:56:17
Specs: Windows 8.1
I had the same problem with Windows 8.1 Canon MX860, Excel 2003. All other programs seemed to print ok. Excel wanted to "print to file".

I went into device manager and found both "Print Queues" and "Printers". I opened "Printers" and right clicked on my Canon MX860. I then uninstalled the drivers for it.(left the software intact). Re-booted the computer. I expected to have to go back in and re-install the drivers by going to control panel/ printers to add a new printer but found that the printed still seemed to be there but was no longer my default printer. I right clicked on it and made it the default printer again. Opened excel and low and behold it printed without problems.

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May 5, 2014 at 13:01:23
Yeah thanks but can you provide a link to the post that "had the same problem" please?


Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 5, 2014 at 13:29:12
Hi Derek, I believe it was this one:


I had attempted to reply to it but was informed that since it was from 2010 I should start a new question. Hence why it ended up as a new item.

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May 5, 2014 at 14:14:22
OK, thanks for taking the trouble to provide the extra info.

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