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Excel "printing" to many pages

By highlander718 ·
I tried to play around with page breaks, set printer area, print selection but it looks like whatever I'm doing, in the printer window I will see "printing page 200 out of 15" or "30 out of 3" and so on.. If i'm printing just a few pages (5-6), evenif the page count goes up the job finish OK, but after the 7th or so pages when the counter is passing 200 or so the job just stops and not responding. Where the heck are those pages come from ?
Never happened to me and I think I'm pretty handy with Excel. I reinstalled the printer.

Comment from highlander718 on 6/5/02:
From the same PC, I have no problems printing to a network printer, I downloaded the latest printer driver from HP and reinstalled the printer again.



Comment from highlander718 on 6/5/02:
The printer is a local HP DJ842

If I try to print let's say 4 pages, I can see in the Printer status window that it goes : "printing pages 1 of 4, 4 of 4, 8 of 4 and so on. When it printed the 4 pages, the job dissapear and everything is OK But if I want to print 15 pages the count goes up to 200 and over and the printing stops.
print preview shows 4 pages, I was trying to only print selection, to set printer area... there is no extra character and yes it does the same thing with any Excel file, but only if I try to print on that local printer.

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by stephen_stofflet In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

You don't mention if you have reinstalled Excel?

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by highlander718 In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

I did not, the file is printing fine to any other printer. I will try to reinstall Excel, though as the last option it's just a little complicated because I cannot uninstall it properly (when I choose to uninstall from the Add?Remove Programs it does nothing but tries to install again), only delete the Office folder.

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by jlouis45 In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

Here are some tips & tricks for u to try.
1. Reinstall the printer driver.
2. When printing give page 1 to 1 then try 1 to 10
3. try checking the CMOS whether ur printer requires EPP/ECP, SPP or both modes etc.
4. Do let me know the model of printer so that i can help u more on this.

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by highlander718 In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

I reinstalled both the printer, downloaded latest driver from the Inet, not good. I don't understand "2." Can you be more specific on number 3 ?
for no.4 : HP DJ 842, as stated in my comments above

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by ayi In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

Is the printer a network printer? if it is then the file may be too large to print (15 pages or more)especially if you have other applications open. the printer is just spooling and does'nt stop. you can try printing only up to eight pages then print 9-15 for the next job

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by highlander718 In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

As stated, it's a LOCAL printer, I can print on any network printer, just fine. Of course I can print 5 by 5 pages, but that's not how things should work, especially when you have 50 or 100 pages.

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by highlander718 In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

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by highlander718 In reply to Excel "printing" to many ...

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