|I too use OE because I have no use for all the gimmicks of later inovations and it works fine. I also have XP and IE8. I just tried and OE printed the text as always. In fact I've not had an ounce of trouble with IE8.|
Maybe IE8 reacts to some particular software mixes. I assume it prints OK from your word processor and elsewhere.
I suppose, until this issue is fixed, you could highlight the text and copy it into your WP for printing.
Take a look at this post tho:
From that it seems that if the MS info doesn't help, surprisingly, you reload or update your printer drivers.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks