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Will not print on legal paper

I've gone thru all the permiations of changing the print menu settings within excel, thru the printer setting page, etc. but it will not print to legal. Is there a step that i am missing?

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Re: Will not print on legal paper

Well I fixed mine to where it will do it. I had the multi- tray feeder where there was 2 paper trays (one legal & one letter) I removed one paper tray system and put the legal cassette in that one tray. Wala! it detected it as a legal tray now. I got the best of both worlds by removing that tray. Now all you have to do is specify if the paper is legal or not. Just change it on the printer tray and change it on the print properties of your document and away you go.

That's the best I have been able to do.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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go to start -> devices and printer -> select the printer -> right click on it -> select printer properties
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and if you dont see page setup option where I have shown, do search for such option in
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another option is that....

when you give print from word,excel anythig you get windows to select printer, choose the printer
go to properties and all those same steps,


in word,excel or other application there is page setup option in file menu (in office 2007 and 10)
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Go under the "File" menu select "Page Setup" and verify that you have "Legal" set as the page size for the application.

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wherer are you printing this, A4 is european, north america would use letter, etc..
if you go to control panel, open the printers and faxes folder, right click the printer in question, a window will pop up, click on properties.. a new window should open. click on "Printing Defaults" or "Printing Preferences" then click on "Advanced" ( I believe it should be to the lower left) that will open another window, in paper size make it Letter if your in N America, A4 for Euro.. this will set the deafult print..
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The reason you getting this LOAD LETTER message. your excel page setup is set to print to letter, your machine is set to print top A4

If you open Excel then go to Print then a window should pop up where you select the printer you want to use, click on Properties, then Lay out, then Advanced, and input the correct paper size before you print.

does this happen with all excels files, or one particular?
Create a new Excel file, and try printing it.. possibly could be in that particular file. I have seen this happen alott particulary with PDF files.. Where the incorrect paper size is in the file..

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  1. You text page is larger than the printer page,
    margins are set wrong, or there are special
    formatting marks and/or characters at the end
    of your documents.

  2. Check default printer paper-size settings:

    START --> Printers & Faxes -> Chose printer -->
    right-click --> properties --> ....

    This sets the default settings, that are in effect every time
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    Also note, that if printer settings are not listed within
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    control panel. You can change what shows in the
    START menu and what doesn't by right-clicking the
    task bar.

  3. Now start your application and do the same thing under
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    File --> Print --> Settings ...
    File --> Printer settings ...
    File --> Page setup .... and also margins. etc...

    This sets the actual settings for this application or the
    current document. These settings over-ride the global
    default setting in item (2)
  4. To clarify, the settings in item (2) should be setup to
    reflect the way you use the printer the most often.

    The settings in item (3) reflect the actual document you
    are trying to print now.

  5. Be careful that the paper size settings (3) accurately
    reflect the paper in the machine, do not confuse
    metric sizes: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 ....

    with English sizes: Letter, Legal,..... etc

    These do not line up exactly.

  6. Also check your document, to make sure that there
    are no extra characters at the end of your document:

    Paragraph marks, Page Brakes, Form Feeds, etc.

    Also check the paragraph settings (in Word for Windows,
    for example, to make sure that is not the cause of the

    In word for Windows, for example, you can also go
    into tools, options and change the way your document
    is displayed, such that all formatting marks become
    visible (or click on the paragraph tool)

  7. Finally, most Windows applications offer some kind
    of print PREVIEW facility, so that you can see what
    you are going to get, before you physically print it.

I hope this solves your problem, please rate my answers.
Good luck.


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