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Draft mode? Is there a way to lighten the toner usage? My new toner cart is leaving dark spots on my pages, but seems to print better in a draft mode from Word in Windows. Is there a way to set this a the printer default?

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Re: Draft mode?

Start->control panel->printers and faxes->right click on lexmark E232->properties->advanced->printing defaults->print quality->draft->OK->OK.

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