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When I try to use Google cloud print from a computer not attached to the printer in question (from Google Drive), it opens a dialog box titled "Print to File" with the text "Output File Name:" and a text box on the printer that is attached to the printer in question--and never prints, regardless of whether I put a filename in the text box or not.

The attached computer runs Windows 7, and the unattached computer runs WinXP Pro with Chrome version 29.0.1547.66m.

What the what?

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Print to file means that the result is sent to a file and not to the printer. If you enter a filename (e.g. D:\myprintfile) and print the button to 'print' then a new file should be created. Can you verify that this is the case? –  Hennes Sep 4 '13 at 13:37
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AHA. Some-bizarre-how, the printer listed as the correct model of the actual printer and chosen as default transmogrified into a print-to-file fake. Shared the correct printer with cloud print and now it works. –  Krysta Sep 4 '13 at 14:31
    
@Krysta , go down and submit that as an answer for anyone who find this same thing. –  PsychoData Sep 10 '13 at 22:22

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As Hennes has pointed out, print to file is generally used to save the file to your local system as a file. It is used to save the webpage in your system with the specified name and location.

Select the printer in the selection menu or use the option; Ctrl+Shift+P to get the ordinary print dialog.

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