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Computer not in color printing mode

I was using my computer in both color and black printing then ran outof color inl so I switched to just black printing. I bought new ink in color and black and put it in aligned it and tried to print , my test page prints fine and show the color as well as the black. When I try to print out a paper from Hallmark cards or document or notepad it only prints in black. How do I fix the problem. Please help me.

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When you go to print, go to properties for the printer you would like to print. Once there find the tab that says color and make sure gray scale is checked off. It could depend though where that setting is at by printer. Please provide what printer you have. Just the brand no product number or anything only if what i gave at first does not help.

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