Slow printing

By mitcham ·
This issue has been bugging me all morning and I'm just stumped. A client is trying to print an expense report from Excel 2003 to his office printer, an HP Deskjet 9800. He says that only for that particular report type, the printer takes much longer to print... up to 3 minutes to physically print out. It's not an issue of spooling, that happens intsantly, but the actual act takes a very long time. Other Excel spreadsheets of silimar size/length print very fast compared to this document's speed.

I've changed the settings so that it doesn't print "fine" grade, but it still takes a long time. I also thought I found an upgraded driver on the HP website that specifically addresses the issue of "slow printing" from black-text only documents, but it was the same driver currently on the machine.

Are there any other aspects I am unknowingly skipping over to resolve the issue?

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look at the size of the actual print job

by robo_dev In reply to Slow printing

Sometimes weird things like an embedded graphic will make the print job go from 30K to 30MB. Also look carefully at what fonts are being used...

Other settings include whether the page is set to print in color
(Excel page setup>sheet>black and white)

Take the content of the user page and copy/paste it to a new spreadsheet.

Once I worked with a user who added a company logo that was 1" square on the page. It was a 4MB graphic (!), and her color printer took more that four minutes to process and print that page.

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