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Unable to print/print preview on word97

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by davephil, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. davephil

    davephil Thread Starter

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    I am running win98se, and have just recovered from a boot-drive crash. I needed to copy everything over to new drive, including all programs,etc. I am starting to see some minor things that aren't quite right. One such problem, is I can't print or print preview in Word 97. Hitting the print or print preview icon does nothing. Going into file, then down to print/print preview does not bring the print window or the print preview window up. nothing happens. any suggestions? by the way, the printer does work-I am able to print thru other apps. Also, I do not have the orig. install cd for this app. thanks.
     
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    Many programs will not work if their files are just copied from one system to another. If that's what you did rather than reinstalling from the installation disks, you're likely going to have several problems.
     
  3. jdean

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    Installing software by copying files is an iffy proposition -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work, and sometimes it partially works. It sounds like you've hit the last case.

    You might want to try converting the document to .rtf format, loading it into Wordpad, and printing from there. Or you might want to consider an alternative program such as open source AbiWord (their web site says they have an older version that words with Win98).
     
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