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Printer skips spreadsheet lines

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  1. Harry32

    Harry32 Thread Starter

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    When printing Excel spreadsheets on my HP Officejet 5740 in Draft mode, many horizontal lines fail to print. If I switch to Normal mode, all lines print. I prefer Draft mode for faster printing and to save ink. My 2-month-old Officejet 5740 replaced an Officejet 4500 on which I never had this problem. Any idea what's wrong and how I can fix it? Thanks.
     
  2. TreyDawgMT

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    Are these lines really borders? So the line bordering a cell, or are they "lines" of text?
     
  3. Harry32

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    They are borders, but only the horizontal ones. Vertical borders print OK.
     
  4. TreyDawgMT

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    Likely the draft on this new printer is lighter and smaller than the old one. You'll find that if you make the borders wider it will show.
     
  5. Harry32

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    By "wider" I assume you mean a heavier-weight line. That's possible In MS Word, where line width in tables can be adjusted by fractions of a point. But I don't see a similar capability in Excel. Various line styles are offered on a pull-down menu, but not line widths. If you know of a way to vary Excel line widths without changing the line style, I'd sure like to know how.
     
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