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    Export/Save a report to a file (Office 97, Excel 97 & Compaq printer)

    I have an Excel spreadsheet and I want to have it print a report to a file instead of the printer. Is there a driver we can add to our printer that will will send it to a file? That way someone can later looki it up and or print it

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    Re: Export/Save a report to a file (Office 97, Excel 97 & Compaq printer)

    Have you tried the drop-down option: File->Print
    and then checked the box for print-to-file

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    Re: Export/Save a report to a file (Office 97, Excel 97 & Compaq printer)

    Tried that and when we try to VIEW it, nothing but garbage comes out.

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    Re: Export/Save a report to a file (Office 97, Excel 97 & Compaq printer)

    You need to install and select the Generic/text only print driver. Otherwise, the file will contain the printer language for the printer selected. You are going to lose all of the formatting using the generic printer driver.
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: Export/Save a report to a file (Office 97, Excel 97 & Compaq printer)

    That might be the answer. Do u know where I can find a generic printer driver or the name of one?

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    Re: Export/Save a report to a file (Office 97, Excel 97 & Compaq printer)

    Control Panel
    Printers
    Add Printer

    Follow instructions and select the Generic/text only printer at the appropriate time.
    Legare Coleman

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