Printing Preferences in Vista

By johnself ·
I am printing on a Wifi network and EVERY time I print something I have to re-specify everything (paper size, no color, etc.). I save it and then I have to do it all over again.

I never had this problem with 2000 or XP. When and where can I get a copy of Windows 7 everyone keeps mentioning?

And in the mean time, is there anything I can do to stop having to re-adjust my printing options every time I print something? It is VERY time consuming.


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Windows 7 download link ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Printing Preferences in V ...

As for your present Print Prefs problem with Vista, I cannot comment. - I've never used Vista.

Windows 7 won't disappoint you though.

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Where are you changing the print settngs?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Printing Preferences in V ...

If you're changing them in the document itself, they won't stick. You need to change the default print preferences in the printer settings itself. In XP, that is under Printers and Faxes. Not sure what Vista calls it.

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Start > Control Panel...

by mjpfaffe In reply to Where are you changing th ...

In Vista, it's Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Printer.

As ThumbsUp2 said, you're probably changing the settings in the document rather than in the control panel. Those changes are only applied to your current session in that application (Word, Excel, etc.). You need to change them in the Control Panel to make them "stick".

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