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Old 09-28-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Word form doc prints gibberish

Hi all.
I have a form word document that looks ok when viewed but when printed there are the words "formdropdown' in areasthat should contain names, addreses, etc.
Running XP Pro.
The form works ok when printed from other pcs.
Having the same prob with other forms.

Please help.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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Ahh MS Word, Check for tabbing, spacing, and all the small stuff. What version of word is it BTW?

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Mine = 2003 Office
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:29 PM   #4
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Wow, my last name is Oxley, and people at school used to call me The Ox, lol..jesus..

Are you in a position to try the printer on another computer?
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I would of thought the printer as well. I know when i used to work techincal support for HP printers we got this problem, but i'm trying to remember how we fixed it. You could always try shutting off the spooler and printing directly to the printer.

You can set that in printer properties..
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Word form doc prints gibberish

Thanks for the replys.

Win 2003 -
It prints on other printers.
Was wondering if there was a setting problem, etc.

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Old 09-28-2006, 04:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Word form doc prints gibberish

I figured out the problem.
Open Word -
>tools>options>print tab>
the second area that says " Include With Document"--the only box that should be checked is "Drawing Objects". All other boxes should NOT be checked.
In my case, another box was checked and thats why the document printed variuos crap instead of the actual document.

Thanks to all that helped.
You know Thee Ox appreciates all your help.

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Old 09-28-2006, 05:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replys.

Win 2003 -
It prints on other printers.
Was wondering if there was a setting problem, etc.

The Ox...how are ya?
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I do what I can Ox...thanks for your help.
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