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Print function closes Microsoft Word
Thread poster: xxxIanW
xxxIanW
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Aug 1, 2003

In recent weeks, whenever I try to print Word files, Microsoft Word closes the document and all others without printing, and then leaves temp files in its wake.

I have Microsoft Word 2000, XP operating system, a Lexmark Z65 printer and work a lot with Trados. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?


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Sheila Hardie  Identity Verified
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Have you tried assigning more memory to Word? Aug 1, 2003

Ian Winick wrote:

In recent weeks, whenever I try to print Word files, Microsoft Word closes the document and all others without printing, and then leaves temp files in its wake.

I have Microsoft Word 2000, XP operating system, a Lexmark Z65 printer and work a lot with Trados. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?


Just an idea - bearing in mind that I use a Mac and have Microsoft Word 98 - something like that happened to me a few months ago and I fixed it by assigning more memory to Word. But maybe it's some other problem in your case. I also increased the overall RAM memory in my computer and have had no more trouble with printing Word files since then - fingers crossed:-)

Good luck!

Sheila


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Just another idea Aug 2, 2003

A lot of problems with Word are caused by a corrupted Normal.dot template.
What you could do is to locate your "Normal.dot" (it is located in a folder "c:\documents and settings\username\application data\microsoft\templates or similar - I´m using german Win 2k...) and simply rename it to Normal.old. Try then. If it works, then your Normal.dot (old one, because Word will create a new one - empty - as soon as it is started) is corrupted. If you have auto textes and other options in your old Normal.dot, you can import them (allmost all settings) to your new Normal.dot. Choose Tools - templates and add ins - organise (or something similar, once again I´m using German) and then close the "Normal.dot" in the right window, click open, select "all files" and open "Normal.old". Then you can copy your formating settings and other options.

BTW, the german paths are:
c:\dokumente und einstellungen\username\anwendungsdaten\microsoft\vorlagen
Extras - Vorlagen und add ins - Organisieren

Kind regards
Jerzy


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Doru Voin  Identity Verified
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Looks like you have a printer driver problem... Aug 2, 2003

Ofcourse, unless you were able to use the printer before with MS Word. In this case, maybe your Office installation has gone nuts.
Anyway, may I suggest you re-install your printer? This might help...hopefully.

Regards from Bucharest,
Doru Voin


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