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HP 4 Plus printing same job multiple times

I'll submit for my print job of 1 page and it will print 5 times, why?

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If you select 1 copy in the software then, the number of copies in the Printer Menu is set to 5.

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I'm not an HP user but try this.

Does this work with all programs (e.g. when you try to print a page from Google) or does it happen only when using your word processing program? Which program are you using?

When you tell it to print one page there is generally a place in every word processor that will allow you to tell it how many copies you want. Make sure that setting is correct. Check your default settings as well to ensure they are set to one page.

If you don't know how to change the number of copties, go to your help setting in the program and look up "copies"

Also check your hardware setting on your printer to make sure you don't have it set to 5 copies.

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