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Problem printing with Deskjet 1280

I have recently purchased a new computer with Vista installed. I can print word documents etc but cannot seem to print anything from autocad 2002. It lists my printer but then says it cannot find the device or driver and will not print. Help

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  • moiyasser Dec 14, 2007

    I have the same problem too

  • Pat786 Feb 24, 2008

    I can print text from Word documents on my HP1280 from Vista, but cannot print line drawings and shapes - the page comes out blank when I try to do this

  • naqmy Jun 09, 2008

    I have window vista home premium and installed hp deskjet 1280. I can print all documents except autocad 2008.



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Pls install plotter dirver for autocad .


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You will have to refer to AutoCad to check if Vista drivers exist
probably not.-
Does the program[AutoCaed] all for conversion to another file type?

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