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Default Printer Changing Unexpectantly

By jlstrader ·
I am in charge of a 98/2000/Novell network. The main problems lies in the 98 machines. The thing is, we have a color laser jet that we are trying to keep the unneccessary usage down. People have a person printer at thier desk and also are networked to laser jet. When they have the default set to the person printer and change to the color to print something, it is staying on the color laser jet as the default. Then, we they just hit the print icon, it is still going to the laser jet and notback to the person printer. Is there anything that I can do to stop this from happening?

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by tjc In reply to Default Printer Changing ...

Dont' have them change the default printer though the printer folder. but have them change it though the program in question. When printing in Word have them do the print and then select a specific printer - It will keep that setting for that Word Session - that way when you exit word it will go back to the Windows Default printer which is the orginal printer you wanted to be default to - but be on the look out - Corel Draw makes you change the system default printer not any internal keeper to the program. so you will have to experement with what one does it what way.

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by jsarinana In reply to Default Printer Changing ...

I agree with the post before me. Don't change the default printer. When the user is in a program like Word, Excel, e-mail...
they should select the File pulldown, select Print and then select the printer they want to use if it's not going to be thedefaul printer.

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