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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by housetrained, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    repeatedly printing about 50 or so files and the default printer has
    changed. How do I change the printer on all the files at the same time?
    TIA
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
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  2. bettablue

    bettablue Flightless Bird

    It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the document
    level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to be the
    default.


    "housetrained" <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > repeatedly printing about 50 or so files and the default printer has
    > changed. How do I change the printer on all the files at the same time?
    > TIA
    > --
    > John the West Ham fan
    >
    > housetrained@hotmail.com
    > <><
    >
    >
     
  3. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the document
    > level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to be
    > the default.
    >
    >

    sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and for
    all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old printer
    invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the new
    printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all the
    fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    TIA
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><
     
  4. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:45:11 +0100, housetrained wrote:

    > "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the document
    >> level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to be
    >> the default.
    >>
    >>

    > sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and for
    > all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old printer
    > invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the new
    > printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all the
    > fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    > TIA


    Sounds like you have a program (which you didn't specify) which ignores the
    system-wide setting in favor of its own idea about the default printer.

    You need to find out how that program sets up where to print.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  5. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:15yxgux0gwyvp.1130uocox51qz$.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:45:11 +0100, housetrained wrote:
    >
    >> "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the
    >>> document
    >>> level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to be
    >>> the default.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and
    >> for
    >> all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old printer
    >> invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the new
    >> printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all
    >> the
    >> fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    >> TIA

    >
    > Sounds like you have a program (which you didn't specify) which ignores
    > the
    > system-wide setting in favor of its own idea about the default printer.
    >
    > You need to find out how that program sets up where to print.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


    The programme is Windows Publisher 2007 and the files are envelopes which
    have all been originally compiled on the old printer.
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><
     
  6. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:34:04 +0100, "housetrained"
    <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >"Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:15yxgux0gwyvp.1130uocox51qz$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:45:11 +0100, housetrained wrote:
    >>
    >>> "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the
    >>>> document
    >>>> level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to be
    >>>> the default.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and
    >>> for
    >>> all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old printer
    >>> invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the new
    >>> printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all
    >>> the
    >>> fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> Sounds like you have a program (which you didn't specify) which ignores
    >> the
    >> system-wide setting in favor of its own idea about the default printer.
    >>
    >> You need to find out how that program sets up where to print.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >
    >The programme is Windows Publisher 2007 and the files are envelopes which
    >have all been originally compiled on the old printer.


    What about removing the old printer, even temporarily, and printing
    each of the documents once? Since the old printer won't be available,
    Pub will either have to use the new default printer or it will pop up
    a dialog asking which printer to use, right? From what you're saying,
    once you get it to print with the new printer, the files will be
    automagically updated to reflect the new printer.

    The only part that confuses me is that I have a lot of MS Pub files
    here, and no matter what, when I try to print any of them, I can
    easily specify which printer to use. I don't know why you can't do the
    same. It's almost like you're using the Print button on the toolbar
    rather than the Print command in the File menu.
     
  7. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:5ou126tgn6l1np5ojebt373lj5m650nnd4@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:34:04 +0100, "housetrained"
    > <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>"Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >>news:15yxgux0gwyvp.1130uocox51qz$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>> On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:45:11 +0100, housetrained wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the
    >>>>> document
    >>>>> level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to
    >>>>> be
    >>>>> the default.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and
    >>>> for
    >>>> all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old
    >>>> printer
    >>>> invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the
    >>>> new
    >>>> printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all
    >>>> the
    >>>> fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    >>>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like you have a program (which you didn't specify) which ignores
    >>> the
    >>> system-wide setting in favor of its own idea about the default printer.
    >>>
    >>> You need to find out how that program sets up where to print.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >>
    >>The programme is Windows Publisher 2007 and the files are envelopes which
    >>have all been originally compiled on the old printer.

    >
    > What about removing the old printer, even temporarily, and printing
    > each of the documents once? Since the old printer won't be available,
    > Pub will either have to use the new default printer or it will pop up
    > a dialog asking which printer to use, right? From what you're saying,
    > once you get it to print with the new printer, the files will be
    > automagically updated to reflect the new printer.
    >
    > The only part that confuses me is that I have a lot of MS Pub files
    > here, and no matter what, when I try to print any of them, I can
    > easily specify which printer to use. I don't know why you can't do the
    > same. It's almost like you're using the Print button on the toolbar
    > rather than the Print command in the File menu.
    >


    yes I always use the toolbar button unless I need something different -
    envelopes never change.
    I will disconnect/uninstall the other printer and if that works I'm
    laughing - thanks to all
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><
     
  8. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:42:40 +0100, "housetrained"
    <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >"Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:5ou126tgn6l1np5ojebt373lj5m650nnd4@4ax.com...
    >> On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:34:04 +0100, "housetrained"
    >> <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>news:15yxgux0gwyvp.1130uocox51qz$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>>> On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:45:11 +0100, housetrained wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>> It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the
    >>>>>> document
    >>>>>> level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to
    >>>>>> be
    >>>>>> the default.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and
    >>>>> for
    >>>>> all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old
    >>>>> printer
    >>>>> invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the
    >>>>> new
    >>>>> printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    >>>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>> Sounds like you have a program (which you didn't specify) which ignores
    >>>> the
    >>>> system-wide setting in favor of its own idea about the default printer.
    >>>>
    >>>> You need to find out how that program sets up where to print.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>
    >>>The programme is Windows Publisher 2007 and the files are envelopes which
    >>>have all been originally compiled on the old printer.

    >>
    >> What about removing the old printer, even temporarily, and printing
    >> each of the documents once? Since the old printer won't be available,
    >> Pub will either have to use the new default printer or it will pop up
    >> a dialog asking which printer to use, right? From what you're saying,
    >> once you get it to print with the new printer, the files will be
    >> automagically updated to reflect the new printer.
    >>
    >> The only part that confuses me is that I have a lot of MS Pub files
    >> here, and no matter what, when I try to print any of them, I can
    >> easily specify which printer to use. I don't know why you can't do the
    >> same. It's almost like you're using the Print button on the toolbar
    >> rather than the Print command in the File menu.
    >>

    >
    >yes I always use the toolbar button unless I need something different -
    >envelopes never change.


    Yes, but in this case you *do* need something different! You want to
    use an entirely different printer. Therefore, you should be using the
    File/Print menu and not the toolbar button. The toolbar button uses
    the default printer while the File/Print menu item asks you which
    printer and settings you want to use.

    >I will disconnect/uninstall the other printer and if that works I'm
    >laughing - thanks to all


    I would also try the File/Print menu item before uninstalling the old
    printer. :)
     
  9. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:10:44 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:

    > On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:34:04 +0100, "housetrained"
    > <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>"Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    >>news:15yxgux0gwyvp.1130uocox51qz$.dlg@40tude.net...
    >>> On Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:45:11 +0100, housetrained wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "bettablue" <bettablue@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hvlja7$91g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> It is my understanding that printing defaults are not set at the
    >>>>> document
    >>>>> level. Just go into Devices and Printers and set your new printer to be
    >>>>> the default.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> sorry, a misunderstanding. The printer has been changed as you say and
    >>>> for
    >>>> all new documents all is fine. But for the old documents the old printer
    >>>> invokes. If the old doc is changed slightly then it will remember the new
    >>>> printer. Is there a way to change the old printer to the new one on all
    >>>> the
    >>>> fifty or so documents without altering any of them?
    >>>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like you have a program (which you didn't specify) which ignores
    >>> the
    >>> system-wide setting in favor of its own idea about the default printer.
    >>>
    >>> You need to find out how that program sets up where to print.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >>
    >>The programme is Windows Publisher 2007 and the files are envelopes which
    >>have all been originally compiled on the old printer.

    >
    > What about removing the old printer, even temporarily, and printing
    > each of the documents once? Since the old printer won't be available,
    > Pub will either have to use the new default printer or it will pop up
    > a dialog asking which printer to use, right? From what you're saying,
    > once you get it to print with the new printer, the files will be
    > automagically updated to reflect the new printer.
    >
    > The only part that confuses me is that I have a lot of MS Pub files
    > here, and no matter what, when I try to print any of them, I can
    > easily specify which printer to use. I don't know why you can't do the
    > same. It's almost like you're using the Print button on the toolbar
    > rather than the Print command in the File menu.


    Excellent call!

    I never would have thought of that. I am so out of using print buttons -
    for the above reason and for other reasons as well - that I have pretty
    much forgotten that they exist :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  10. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:04:56 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:

    >On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:10:44 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:
    >
    >> What about removing the old printer, even temporarily, and printing
    >> each of the documents once? Since the old printer won't be available,
    >> Pub will either have to use the new default printer or it will pop up
    >> a dialog asking which printer to use, right? From what you're saying,
    >> once you get it to print with the new printer, the files will be
    >> automagically updated to reflect the new printer.
    >>
    >> The only part that confuses me is that I have a lot of MS Pub files
    >> here, and no matter what, when I try to print any of them, I can
    >> easily specify which printer to use. I don't know why you can't do the
    >> same. It's almost like you're using the Print button on the toolbar
    >> rather than the Print command in the File menu.

    >
    >Excellent call!
    >
    >I never would have thought of that. I am so out of using print buttons -
    >for the above reason and for other reasons as well - that I have pretty
    >much forgotten that they exist :)


    Hey, I'm still in the "taking a wild stab" phase until I hear
    otherwise. :)
     
  11. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:58:00 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:

    > On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:04:56 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    > <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:10:44 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:
    >>
    >>> What about removing the old printer, even temporarily, and printing
    >>> each of the documents once? Since the old printer won't be available,
    >>> Pub will either have to use the new default printer or it will pop up
    >>> a dialog asking which printer to use, right? From what you're saying,
    >>> once you get it to print with the new printer, the files will be
    >>> automagically updated to reflect the new printer.
    >>>
    >>> The only part that confuses me is that I have a lot of MS Pub files
    >>> here, and no matter what, when I try to print any of them, I can
    >>> easily specify which printer to use. I don't know why you can't do the
    >>> same. It's almost like you're using the Print button on the toolbar
    >>> rather than the Print command in the File menu.

    >>
    >>Excellent call!
    >>
    >>I never would have thought of that. I am so out of using print buttons -
    >>for the above reason and for other reasons as well - that I have pretty
    >>much forgotten that they exist :)

    >
    > Hey, I'm still in the "taking a wild stab" phase until I hear
    > otherwise. :)


    Well, maybe your "wild stab" is wrong, but it looks good to me!

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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