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Can not set custom paper size in HP C7180

I have a photo card 6.25x9in and cant set to this custom size. i open the setup feature in the print dialog box, i go to features, select photo paper, main tray, portrait and in resizing options select custom. here i set the size to 6.25 x 9 in and save to that name, it says at the top " the custom paper size you have just defined will not become available for selection until you have exited and re-entered the Printing preferences/Properties. so i exit and re-enter and its not there, i cant find a work around, i've printed every size there is to try to get it to fit the paper and nothing works

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my hp photosmart C4580!

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem with my C3180

  • sunfire27 Apr 04, 2009

    I am trying to print a document in Word using a template. When I go to print, my HP C7180 will not recognize the page size defaults and tells me my paper size is incorrect. I have gone into "Features" to choose a custom paper size, but my size will not save, 'ok' is shaded gray, and the message at the top of the dialog box says: "The custom paper size you have just defined will not become available for selection until you have exited and re-entered the Printing Preferences/Properties." I have no idea what it wants me to do!

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I had to seek Help several times, and then work through the steps a few times before I learned the overly complex HP method for setting custom sizes (I never thought I would have anything good to say about Dell printers, but it was MUCH easier to set custom sizes on my old Dell than on this HP C7180).
Anyway, it sounds as though you are nearly there. After you set the size and save the name, you must click OK, then click OK in the Document Properties window. Then close any open windows, like "Document Properties" or "Print Pictures", and start over from "Pictures" or whatever photo browser you are using. Chose an image and click "Print". Under Printer, chose "C7100 series", not "...series fax". Under Paper size chose "More". Your new custom size should now be the last size listed (although, it has shown up as the first size a couple of times, ...go figure). BTW, I am using Windows Vista.
Hope this helps.

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  • SnowAviation Apr 12, 2011

    You solution works perfectly on my C7250

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1. Load the appropriate media. For more information, see Load media.
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7. Change any other settings, and then click OK.
8. Print your document.
To print on special or custom-sized media (Mac OS)
1. Load the appropriate media. For more information, see Load media.
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3. Verify that the correct printer is selected.
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5. To set a custom media size:
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c. In the Width and Height boxes, type the dimensions and set the margins, if
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11. Change any other desired settings, and then click OK or Print.
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NOTE: Borderless printing is not supported on plain media.
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Please try the steps mentioned in the link bellow:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01518768&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1141647.

If not open solution center> Setting> Printer Settings> Print settings and you will find a custom option there and then create a new size and give it a name and when you print from any application you will see the new size reflection in the application( i.e Microsoft word or excel) you are trying to print from.

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