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Can't print word docs

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Dougj, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. Dougj

    Dougj Thread Starter

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    I have a wierd problem and I think I may have read about this in the past on this forum.

    I have windows 2000 on my laptop with word 2002. I can create word documents with no problem. I can open and print ( local printer ) any word document that I recieve from someone else. If however I creat a word document and then try to print it myself I cannot get it to print.

    Any ideas??
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Make sure that you have a printer selected at the time.

    Its also possible that a corrupted Normal.dot file can cause this, and any document that you create will use this as a template.

    Find and delete any instances of Normal.dot (you must have at least 1, if you cannot find any then its more to do with the search preferences, as it may be a hidden or system file)

    Word will create a new file when it first runs.

    It may not fix any older documents you have created but copying and pasting the contents to a new document may help after deleting Normal.dot
     
  3. Dougj

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    I will give this a try in a couple days when I get some time. Appreciate your help and will let you know.
     
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