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Keep Printed Documents

I am trying to print coupons and it keeps telling me it can't because my properties are set to "Keep Printed Documents" so when I can in and uncheck it, it doesnt fix the problem and when I open it back up..."keep printed documents" still has a check next to it even though i unchecked it and hit "ok". Grrrrr!

I get the same thing!! How do we fix this? Anyone?

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Re: Keep Printed Documents

Deletes and reinstall print drivers, does'nt sound like a printer problem, more software issue, driver reinstall is my best bet

What are you printing from? ie program is?, and can you print windows test page OK?

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Keep Printed Documents

This is a bit weird. Of course, with keep documents on, the coupons will be stored to a file and you could then take them and give them away, then the website would lose the traffic ... My solution was to turn off printer spooling, since the keep document setting would not stay off. I have a Brother HL-1440. It seems even deselecting from the registry would not keep the setting toggled off. I have not sent this to Brother, but I believe this is the driver telling windows to apply this setting if the print spooler is turned on. I am using the most recent driver. So, (WinXP) clisk START, Settings, Printers, Right-click and properties, select advanced and then turn off the print spooler.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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If you have a Brother printer please change the following:

Start -> Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes -> Right click on your selected printer and select "properties"

Go to Advanced tab -> Print Processor

Change the settings from "BRMFC" print to "WinPrint" and set default to "raw" and Click Apply

Now go back to uncheck "Keep Printed Documents" and attempt to print the coupon.

I am a big fan of, their tech support guy sent me these instructions. Good Luck!!

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