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Right-click on the printer in the folder and uncheck the "Use Printer Offline" option to place your printer online and available.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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    Greg Margossian Jul 27, 2009

    A printer may also appear "offline" if for some reason it was unable to complete the last print job. Double click on the printer in the printer folder (make sure it is listed as the default printer) and click on properties. If for some reason the printer is not listed as default, click on default. If there's a job in the print queue, you should see an option to resume printing or you can "cancel all documents". Either way, if somehow the printer has been paused, you will need ot resume printing to put your printer back online.

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