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A document printed from Word on my Lenovo computer (Windows 7 Ultimate) is jumbled mix of different fonts and gives the printer the appearance that it is running out of ink. The same document printed from my Dell computer prints fine. Both computers use USB connection. The problem persists even when I use another word processor, such as WordPad.

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Check the print settings to be sure you are printing in black and white, not grayscale. Instead of clicking the printer icon to print, use the File, Print menu selections to bring up the print settings window.

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