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I have a brother hl-5250dn with an extra tray for legal size paper. I have a problem printing loan documents sent via swiftview or elynx. I can only print on letter pages or legal pages but not both and the loan pkgs and mixed pages. I email them to my secretary who can print them ok on her Brother MFC 8640N copier/printer using the multipurpose tray for legal paper. I also have times when I can not print out pdf documents at all but I can send them to my secretary who has no problem prining them out. But, usually have no problem printing out pdf docs with mixed pages. Any suggestions? Thanks, David

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Sounds like your secratery's printer is set to ignore paper mismatch errors. It depends on the setting you have in your driver. Can you set your driver on your printer to ignore paper mismatch errors. If not when your printer errors, just try hitting the go button and it should print the document any way.

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