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What it means Enable Bidirectional Communication

Theres a problem with my printer is not letting me print also gives me printer properties Dialog

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To enable bi directional printing:
Open Printers and Faxes in control Panel
Right Click on the Printers Icon
Select PROPERTIES
In the Properties dialog box select the PORTS tab
Near the bottom there is a check box to enable Bi-directional printing
Make sure it is checked
Click OK to exit the dialog box

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  • marbmchenry1 Jun 22, 2011

    Thank you so very much. Your post was very helpful.

  • razcuna Jul 17, 2011

    thank you! it worked immediately, I hope it lasts.

  • CONNIE WIMMER Nov 06, 2011

    I TRIED, BUT IT WON'T LET ME CLICK ON THE "ENABLE" BOX

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I need to enable bidirectional communication and when I go to printers (HPLJ1020) and select properties I only get 2 tabs to click, general & hardware there are no tabs for ports. How do I get to the proper screen to enable bidirectional communication. Using windows 7 pro on a Dell optiplex desktop 745

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

  • pitlord May 04, 2011

    In Windows 7 use printer properties instead of properties

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