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    Is Microsoft sponsored by tree-felling paper manuf (2002)

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find that Publisher 2002 loves to spew
    out hundreds of pages of garbage?

    A page can print fine a couple of times, but I have to make sure there are
    plenty of sheets of scrap paper in the tray, for the inevitable moment that
    it decides to spit out the job mid-way, and then churn out page after page
    of gobbledigook symbols. Why does it print fine sometimes, and sometimes
    screw up in such heroically wasteful fashion? My Windows XP setup and my HP
    895cxi work fine with everything else.

    Lawks a mercy, won't someone put me out of my misery?

    Mr S

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    Re: Is Microsoft sponsored by tree-felling paper manuf (2002)

    Margins always seem to me to be the prime suspects when gobbledigook gets
    spewed out. If an object is a smidge too close to the edge of the page,
    then the page will be spat out midway through the print.

    But everything on the problem pages is inside not only the 'pink box', but
    the 'blue box' too. Nothing too close to the edges - which is why the
    continuing print problems puzzle me.

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    Re: Is Microsoft sponsored by tree-felling paper manuf (2002)

    Gobbledegook printing is quite often the result of corrupt print data being received at the printer. I'd check that the printer cable is in good condition (including the plugs and sockets at each end). This would (probably) affect all printing, so if it only happens in Publisher, then it's a different matter.
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Is Microsoft sponsored by tree-felling paper manuf (2002)

    Do you have more than one printer installed on your computer? If so, make sure that you are choosing the right printer. If Publisher defaults to another printer then #$&^(#*(@*^(@*# will come out of your printer. Once the Pub file has been saved with the wrong printer, it will always try to print to that printer, you must save the file with the 'right' printer so as to have it use it the next time you open the file.

    It sure sounds like Pub is trying to use the wrong printer. Just my 2 cents worth...
    Michael

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