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Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.

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How to Forward Windows Print Log to Syslog

I want to collect logs from various machine (windows and linux) to a centralized log server. The log server has been configured and is listening on port 514 tcp and udp for log in syslog protocol. I ...
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Send to Printer - for years -always prints illegibly [closed]

I don't know how to open a case on github...can't login. but I can search and see you get this feedback a lot. I've used Greenshot for years and recommended you to many. I've never been able to &...
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Leftmost border on Excel doc doesn't show in print preview / won't print

I have had the issue where the leftmost or topmost border on my Excel sheet doesn't show in print preview & also doesn't print for some time, and I'm pretty sick of it! I've tried fitting columns /...
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Print job in queue but nothing prints

Brother L5850 connected via TCP to Server 2012 R2. When I write to the print spooler to the UNC (\server\BL5850) the print job shows up in the print queue, then disappears quickly as if it printed, ...
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How to download/print a read-only pdf website using pdf.js

I'm trying to print some pages from a website that renders a pdf book, but there is no option to print. The link is here. I tried to check it with the inspector tool, but I couldn't find any clue for ...
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How to print multiple small PDF files on one sheet of A4 paper, the easy way? [closed]

I need to print a set of small (60x60mm) PDF labels on an sticky A4 paper, which will supposedly be 4x3 grid, with 12 labels in total on one sheet. Thanks in advance
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Printer cannot print in colour when I print from my computer. Reinstalling printer doesn’t fix things

I have a presentation that looks like this, and I want to print it. I head to print it, but even after selecting print in colour, it still comes out like this. I select properties, then advanced, ...
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Printed pictures/graphics come out as distorted

I have a Samsung M2020 that is not printing normally. this issue happened suddenly and without any previous indications. The graphic parts of any document comes out as pixelated/burned. like this: ...
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Unable to Print: A StartDocPrinter call was not issued

A client's computer running Windows 11 Home receives A StartDocPrinter call was not issued error when printing to any printer from Notepad. The error is received if printing to their Canon printer or ...
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Google chrome Disable Print Preview and SO dialog print on Linux

How I can Disable Print Preview and SO dialog print on Google chrome for Linux?
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How do I print a large page across multiple pages in LibreOffice Draw?

I've got a sign with text that needs to be 12 inches square. When I go to print it and select "Distribute on multiple sheets" in the LibreOffice Draw tab of the print dialog it is resizing ...
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Cannot Resolve Fargo HDP5000 Badge Printer "Check Ribbon" Error 97

I am having issues resolving a ribbon error on a Fargo badge printer. When we try to print a badge once it starts printing black it throws an error and then the badge that ran through the printer ...
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CUPS-PDF with iconv converssion

First, sorry for my very poor english language... My problem is the very old (more than 10 years) ERP system. This is run on Linux and use CP-852 lang code. The linux is use for locale: Hu_Hu. I ...
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Stretch a page to fill a full half of a page when printing two pages on one

I am trying to print the Swordfish Islands Worldbuilder's Print-It-Yourself Zine using a Canon MFW232W LaserJet Printer from Pop!_OS 21.08 from either Evince or Okular PDF viewers. I can get the pages ...
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Printing 4 columns to A4

I want to print 4 columns onto an A4 sheet of paper to create an instructional pamphlet that can be folded up. Unfortunately Google Docs only supports up to 3 columns. I am using Google Docs and have ...
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How to call from OO Basic the print menu (with preview) in LibreOffice with preset values?

We have an example code like this: Sub TPrint(Optional PrintedDoc as Object) ' For testing on already open document: If IsMissing(PrintedDoc) Then PrintedDoc=ThisComponent DocFrame=PrintedDoc....
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How do I debug a problematic PDF?

I received some PDFs from the US Internal Revenue Service (notices with unique information for me, and yes, I trust they really came from the IRS) that crash the 2 very different HP printers I tried ...
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Dot Matrix Printer Source Code Syntax Highlighting

I am using an OKI Microline 3390 to print out things from my linux box. I am using it as a text-only printer. No graphics, no PDF, no ghostscript ... A text file, say, is sent to the printer as a ...
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LCS-PS101 print server installation on Windows10

I encour a problem that my client had old computers with Windows XP and he was using them only for login to remote host. Things changed and now he buy new computers with Windows 10. We setup all ...
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How to set PDF margins for printing on odd/even pages?

I have a PDF I plan on printing and binding, which requires the page to have more margin on the side of the binding than on the other. And since I'm printing double sided, every odd page would need to ...
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Print half of A4 PDF on A5 paper

One of our programs generates special labels on an A4 pdf but these are always only half of the A4. Currently we print them on A4 and then have to manually cut the pages in 2 which is a pretty time ...
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Canon MF6530: Persistent paper jam. Took video in the tray. No error code

The display says "Paper Jam / Open Left Cover" without any code. I don't think the jam is real. I put a camera inside the paper tray and took a video. In the video, I see the following ...
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Text in Notepad++ looks fine, but wraps when printed

When I complete a form in Notepad++, it looks fine, but is wrapped and skewed in print preview (see photos). It is also skewed when saved to a text file. Word wrap is not selected. The same thing ...
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When clicking on a link to a file in Google Chrome for MacOS, would it be possible to add a "print linked file" in the context menu?

When clicking on a link to a downloadable file (ie: pdf) in Google Chrome for MacOS, the context menu appears that gives some useful options (SEE BELOW). Link to image of context menu for reference. ...
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Windows 10 "Print to PDF" preview showing SVG/Vector graphics correct. Printing showing it incorrect

I've attached two images to this post showing my issue. Previously the Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10 2020 and before was showing our full graph (SVG file with Vector graph lines) correctly. Now ...
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Do printers really have hard disks or any kind of storage in them?

I keep hearing about how insecure it is to use printers to print any kind of sensitive material, such as Bitcoin private keys. Allegedly because they "store all printed pages on internal storage&...
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Kyocera printer: "using functions remotely"

How can I troubleshoot my printer constantly activating itself? It starts some warmup or something, and just writes "using functions remotely", and then shuts down again. It doesn't matter ...
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Why does printing from Excel to pdf not maintain the size/border of the original Excel doc?

I'm trying to print from Excel to pdf - I've followed advice I've seen online and the print preview looks fine. The printed pdf on the other hand looks totally different, with a large white border. ...
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printing with smbclient on ubuntu to a ricoh printer results in botched print jobs

I'm trying to use smbclient to print PDFs on Ubuntu 20.04 and it's not working. Here's the command I'm using: smbclient -U DOMAIN/user%pass //host/MACHINE -c "print test.pdf" The PDF I'm ...
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Reformat PDF to landscape, facing pages (2up them, magazine-style) while retaining links? (Windows)

I have a 1,000 page PDF with portrait pages. I want a 500-page PDF, with each page consisting of two original pages. Nothing exciting about the layout, just the same as what I'd get printing it "...
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How to print to PDF completely silently and save the PDF to a predefined location in Mozilla Firefox?

I'm trying to print to PDF completely silently and save the PDF to a predefined location in Mozilla Firefox. I don't want to interact with any GUI, I want to be able to just press CTRL+P or click on ...
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Unseen discoloration on screen while seen when printed

Once more I return with a wierd case of what is going on. Here is what's going on. So a user called me about a discoloration of printed stickers and labels. Didn't seem very odd and I thought it was ...
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When printing from command line how to know what was the default font and font size is being used to print

I am printing from a text file. I would like to know what was the default font and font size is being used. Is there a way to find out? lp template.html -d TVS_MSP-250CH-custom
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Printer Features Do not appear in Printer Properties in Advanced tab in windows 7

I am using windows 7 with PCL5 driver for printer. My printer model is HP LaserJet 4100. I am using PCL 5 driver and i have a problem my printing preferences do not appear Printer Features and other ...
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Multiple attempts at setting up a USB printer on a router/network have not worked as expected

All of this involves computers using Windows 10. I recently switched to a new ISP that my town manages; the town is slowly installing fiber infrastructure and it is much more reliable than my old ...
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Printing on a custom paper size in Linux/CUPS

I'm trying to set up a custom paper size (5.5x8.5 in) for my Epson ET-15000 in Ubuntu 21.04. I have added the custom size to the PPD file, and it shows up as an option in the print dialog. However, ...
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Why is my printer printing gray shadow around text in pdf document

I have a series of scanned pdf documents that when printed, appear very ugly with a gray shadow or box around text and other elements on the page. I'm printing to a Toshiba estudio 3518A. When I print ...
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Why do all colors go down at the same speed with laser printer?

I have this suspicious output from my printer (HP M252d) I remember printing one large document that had many pages with a layout full of green. I understand that this is not a spot color and that ...
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Print not working for MS Word docs with tables of contents (other factors seem N/A)

ENVIRONMENT Office Professional Plus 2019 / Single license (Click to run/C2R) Windows 10 / PC Updated Dec. 16, 2021 with build 14701.20262 PROBLEM Documents of any size that have a table of contents ...
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How can I increase a USB printer driver timeout value in Windows 10?

I have a specialized printer that requires a warm-up of about a minute or so. When I spool the print job, the printer starts to warm up but this soon causes the print driver to pop the "Error ...
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When printing on Windows, the printer settings are not saved, they keep on being reseted (but not for all settings)

While trying to set the settings for a printer, every time I go into the settings, apply them, press ok and then go back, I notice my settings are not saved. For example, the Paper Source keeps ...
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Keyboard shortcut for printing in Windows File Explorer

Is there a keyboard shortcut that you can use to print selected files in Windows File Explorer? If not, is there any way to assign one?
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Linux: How can I share a printer over my network while enforcing specific settings

I've searched around a bit, but I'm sure I'm just not using the right keywords. I have two Linux systems: A - Raspberry Pi running aarch64 Debian (DietPi), and an Asus Laptop running Ubuntu 20.04 x64, ...
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Enlarge and print or convert a landscape A4 PDF as 2x landscape A4

I have a document (user manual) whose most pages are "2 in 1". The document is available at https://mediadl.musictribe.com/media/PLM/data/docs/P0DNJ/P0DNJ_2600_QSG_WW.pdf The printed version ...
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Windows print server properties forms - not showed in Wordpad and other software

I must to add new special form (paper size) to print server properties forms. I add "KopertyEPO" Normaly after adding I can see this form in Wordpad and all other software (like in the ...
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How could I print a PDF at 98.5 scale on Windows 10?

I have a PDF file that I need to print such that it precisely matches another printout. After running some calculations based on measuring lines, I have found that I need to print a file at 98.5% ...
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Optimizing column width within print range in Open Office Calc

I am updating a form that was created in Open Office Calc that is intended for printing and PDF output. The form is 6 columns wide, with the right-most column (col F) for non-client facing comments. ...
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Using GIMP (v. 2.10.28, Windows 10)) to improve cropped picture

I cropped a picture and saved the small part of it that I needed. When I tried to print this picture, its very small. In GIMP, it shows up as 2.7" (W) X 1.8" (H) at a resolution of 96 X 96. ...
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Delete print settings from Microsoft Word document

Microsoft Word (and probably Excel too) store some print settings inside documents. So when I print a document with specific settings, this same document on another computer use the same settings (if ...
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Is there a universal cross-platform printer sharing protocol?

There is a printer connected to the Windows machine. The printer does not have a Linux driver, there is only a driver for Windows (hug you all, Nvidia and printer vendors). Is there any universal ...
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