Deskjet 3940 won't print using microsoft wordpad but works otherw
My deskjet 3940 won't print when I'm using microsoft wordpad. I have windows vista home basic. When I press the print button it acts like it's printing, it "thinks" it's printing and the page shoots out when it's finished but it's blank. If I print out an email it works just fine. I can print photos just fine. The printer itself seems to be working properly. Anyone ever heard of this before?
Re: deskjet 3940 won't print using microsoft wordpad but...
You will kick yourself !
It drove me crazy for 3 days and I had tried everything ! reloading the software, full system restore and pulled what little hair I have OUT !
I had exactly the same problems my printer which is an HP Photosmart 2610 all in one,would print photos and everything else EXCEPT anything from wordpad,notepad or similar ! the pages were coming out blank !
Wait for it !
The solution is so so simple !
As wordpad docs are only usually in BLACK.I decided to change the colour to blue and lo and behold it worked !
Simply my black cartridge was empty ! upon refilling Absolutely everything printed fine !
Sometimes the most simple solution we cannot see !
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ms word is a word processor program where you can type documents, save them, email them and print them out later.
you probably have wordpad on your computer already, its in accessories. If word seems like a pain, you can use wordpad to learn the basics and then turn on word when your ready
Ensure that your printer is online and all cables are securely attached.
(i) If your printer is on a network, ensure that your network allows you permission to access the printer.
(ii) If you are printing to paper, ensure that the Quicken PDF Printer is not selected.
(iii) If you have more than one printer:
(iv) Ensure that you have selected the correct printer in Quicken. (Select the QuickenFile menu, select Printer Setup, and select the item you want to print. Be sure the correct printer shown in the Printer field. For example, if you are printing a report, select File > Printer Setup > For Reports/Graphs.)
(v)Try making another printer the default printer. Microsoft Windows Vista:
Click the Microsoft Windows Vista logo (Start button) and select Control Panel.
Under Hardware and Sound, click Printer.
Select the printer and click the Set as default command button. Microsoft Windows XP:
Click the Microsoft Windows Start button and select Printers and Faxes.
Right-click a printer and select Set as Default Printer.
(vi) Try printing from WordPad or Notepad to be sure Windows is communicating with your printer.
Click the Microsoft Windows Start button, select All Programs or Programs, select Accessories and select WordPad or Notepad. Enter some text.
Select the File menu and select Print.
(vii) If your file does print from WordPad or Notepad, try reinstalling the printer or printer driver.
(viii) If your file does not print from WordPad or Notepad, it probably means that Windows is not communicating with the printer. Check your Windows printer settings.
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It sounds like your are using your Windows XP computer as the print server, and you are trying to connect your Windows Vista machine to the Windows XP print server. Your Vista machine is trying to download the XP drivers from the Windows XP computer to your Vista machine. This won't work. Windows XP and Vista print drivers are not compatible.
If the printer is truely networked (it has it's own IP address on the network, it has its own ethernet connection). Then instead of trying to map out to this shared printer, add new printer to the Vista machine using Vista drivers for the HP Deskjet 3940. The type of port you would need is a standard TCP/IP port. To get this address, print a settings page from the printer. Look for either a TCP/IP address or IP address on this print out. This is the port address you want to create and then connect to.
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You might be printing in a different mode...you can see it in the printing preferences tab(fastdraft, fastnormal, normal and best quality )... or are you directly connected to the printer? or in a LAN? try using a different usb port...
Try this :- Installing the printer driver in Windows Vista Verify that the printer is turned on. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable to the printer and to the computer. A Your devices are ready to use window might display on the screen. If the window displays and does not close automatically, close the window. Print a test page to verify that the printer is working correctly. Using the basic printer functions Printing: - Open the document to be printed in the software application in which it was created. Click File and then click Print. Scanning: - Scanning with Windows Photo Gallery Click the Start () icon. Click All Programs. Click Windows Photo Gallery. Click File and then click Import from Scanner or Camera. Click Import. Click Scan. Scanning with Windows Fax and Scanning (NOTE: This feature works only with Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Enterprise) Click the Start () icon. Click All Programs. Click Windows Fax and Scanning. Click New Scan. Click File and then click Scan. Scanning with Paint Click the Start () icon. Click All Programs. Click Accessories. Click Paint. Click File and then click From Scanner or Camera. Click Scan. Importing and viewing images on a memory card Remove the memory card and then re-insert the memory card into the appropriate memory card slot on the printer. (NOTE: See the User Guide that came with the printer for more information on how to insert the memory card in the printer) On the Auto play screen that displays, click Import Pictures, View Pictures, or Open folder to view files. Follow the instructions that display on the screen. Using the advanced printer functions (You might find that some of the advanced features are no longer available when using this basic driver. You can upgrade to an HP product that is fully compatible with Windows Vista if the advanced features are necessary. To help you decide what product to upgrade to, click here for information on upgrading the product go to this link or copy and paste it into Browser :- http://h30216.www3.hp.com/ASA/Controller?adi_hasScript=1&_AD_195R22=110&adi_scriptSID=DF57657645AF158516628FE76C76392C&sysid=84&appid=10251&_ad_stoken=sup&jumpid=re_r10602_advisors/adi/sd
some printers share the ink from color to black but you can select if you wants to use only black just go to printer than properies than select to use only black but you probably have to remove the empty color one