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    Printing Problems

    Can anyone help with an ongoing issue I have?

    I am running W7 & have an HP Deskjet 3634 Wireless Printer networked via the Router (which is wired to the PC).

    Whenever I try to print from a MS product (Word, WordPad, Excel, etc) nothing happens - it doesn't even get sent to the Print Buffer. However, If I want to print something I need to save it as a PDF, then print it from such applications as Adobe Acrobat or PDF Architect.

    The fact that I am able to print from other applications proves that the printer, itself, is correctly installed & networked. How can I make it work on MS products? I've done loads of searching on Google, to no avail, as all the solutions come back about adding a printer, which is no help, seeing as the printer is already added with all the relevant drivers.

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    Re: Printing Problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Can anyone help with an ongoing issue I have?

    I am running W7 & have an HP Deskjet 3634 Wireless Printer networked via the Router (which is wired to the PC).

    Whenever I try to print from a MS product (Word, WordPad, Excel, etc) nothing happens - it doesn't even get sent to the Print Buffer. However, If I want to print something I need to save it as a PDF, then print it from such applications as Adobe Acrobat or PDF Architect.

    The fact that I am able to print from other applications proves that the printer, itself, is correctly installed & networked. How can I make it work on MS products? I've done loads of searching on Google, to no avail, as all the solutions come back about adding a printer, which is no help, seeing as the printer is already added with all the relevant drivers.
    I have a wireless connected printer, it seems that if I have not used it for a few days, I have to re-start the printer before MS will send the job to it.
    Haven't really investigated why, yet. I use it more for scanning docs that printing, anyway.
    I leave PDF as the default printer, since most of what I print is sent via email, rather than printed to paper. And. like you, Printing PDF docs seems to not be a problem.

    We have both Win 7 and Win 10, and see the same behavior.
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