Printer wants to SAVE instead of print

August 17, 2012 at 09:38:04
Specs: Windows 7
My printer was working fine but now wants to SAVE instead. I haven't changed any settings and my printer is still the default printer and works if I am printing from a document, rather than trying to print from an email or the internet.

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#1
August 17, 2012 at 09:57:48
When you want to print something try going to file> print. You should see a screen with the printer selection. My guess is the setting will not be for your default printer.

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#2
August 17, 2012 at 10:04:45
This is from emails; i.e. the internet. The printer works fine from word documents.

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#3
August 17, 2012 at 15:50:29
Doesn't matter, just try what I said.

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#4
August 17, 2012 at 17:44:34
Is this some kind of fantom printer or does it have a name and model number?

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#5
August 18, 2012 at 20:12:37
In many cases when you go to File>Print and you get the print details box, you will have a small check box somewhere in it and this may be checked. This check box will say next to it "Print to File". Uncheck this box once and then OK the Print. It will print normal and after that it will no longer be automatically checked off from that program (email or browser). This has happened occasionally at work on both PC and Mac's and appears to be random with it not being any ones 'fault' (we cannot trace it to anyone's actions or anything being done in particular).
Sometimes the machine 'decides' to print to 'MS One Note' in a particular program. The fix for this is similar, just change it to the correct printer in the print box and later delete 'One Note' from the Printer Icons (to prevent it from happening again). The same pertains to 'Fax' when it appears as a 'Printer Icon'.

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#6
August 19, 2012 at 10:42:47
Think I've fixed it: got rid of an app on toolbar that I'd recently installed which minimizes web pages to essential bits when you print them. (Can't remember it's name)

Thanks though!


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#7
August 19, 2012 at 16:15:31
Be ware of too many add on's to your browser, some cause issues and too many slow things down which is counter to why you are trying to use them.

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#8
August 20, 2012 at 08:12:30
You're obviously right there - thanks for the advice.

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#9
August 20, 2012 at 10:38:45
Thanks for letting us know you resolved it. Please mark it 'Solved'.

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