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I have a mail merge document on word and when I press print, the error light on my printer comes on, and it won't print, but it prints every single other document

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  • Siddique M A May 11, 2010

    Please let me know what is the printer model and how many addresses are you merging your documents to. You printer might have a less memory that cannot hold all the pages to be spooled together.

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HL2140 is GDI printer so he cant print merged documents, you need printer with PCL or PS3 drivers

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