My 10 year old son sent what he said was a thirty-page job to the printer from the Microsoft Paint program for a school project. I immediately tried to cancel it, because it was not printing right. After a few minutes on the computer it claimed that the printing job was cancelled, but now, no matter how many sheets I feed into the printer, it keeps printing the job. I need to know how to cancel the job from the printer's memory. I don't want to waste any more toner.
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1Download and save PrintKey2000 or PrintKeyPro from the "Resources" section. Save the file in a folder named "Printkey" on your "C:" drive. Double click the .exe file and follow the onscreen instructions for a problem-free installation.
Access the Print Key program by double-clicking the hand icon in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.
Double click the "Options" tab in the upper right hand corner. Click on "Define Hot-keys." Set a hotkey for printing the full desktop and for printing the active screen you are in.
Navigate back to the "Options" tab and select "Direct Print (No Dialog)" so that it has a check mark next to it.
Select the "Printer Options" function on the main program screen. Select the printer you want the print jobs sent to.
Select a screen to use as a test. Press your hotkey for printing the full desktop and then the hotkey to print the active page. You want to make sure both functions work properly.
Use the Print Screen Function Without a Plug-in Program
Press the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard to print the full desktop. Press the "Alt" key plus the "Print Screen" key to print the active window.
Click "Start" in the lower left of the taskbar. Navigate to "Applications" and choose the Microsoft Paint program.
Click "Edit" in the program screen and click the "Paste" option. You will now see a copy of your screen capture.
Navigate to "File" and save the screen capture as a .jpeg file. Navigate to "File" again and click "Print" to send the job to an installed printer.
Using the Print Key Function with ScreenShot 2 Print
Download and install ScreenShot 2 Print. ScreenShot 2 Print has a free trial option, and as of May 2010, costs $7 for the full version. Configure the program to print to a designated printer from the onscreen commands. The screen captures will print automatically when the required keys are pressed.
Hold down the "Control" key (Ctrl) and the "Print Screen" key to capture a screen shot of the full desktop. The image will be sent directly to the designated printer.
Hold down the "Shift" key and "Print Screen" key to take a screen shot of the active window, which is sent directly to the printer.
Sounds like a print job was sent to that printer using the wrong print driver. Unplug the printer from the network and see if it only prints the startup page. If so, then you need everyone to cancel the print jobs they sent to this printer. Then hook the network cable back to the printer and see if a print job can be sent to it (one that has worked in the past). I suspect someone has an old printer driver that is using this machines IP address to print to and it is confusing the Image Processor Board...
I'm glad to provide the instructions to cancel the print.
Double click the printer icon in the system tray
(by the clock). That should open a printing status window. Highlight the
job you want to cancel and click on cancel. it will show "deleting".
Once the job is deleted, the printer may continue to print what is in
its internal memory, but once that is gone, the printer will stop and
eject the page.
If your computer has sent the file to the printer memory already you have to turn off the printer.
Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any clarifications.
The printer should have a stop/cancel buttom on the panel, just press that and it sould cancel the print job.
Also, you can delete the job queue from the computer. You should have a printer in the Dock, click on that and select jobs and click on the delete button. If you don't have the printer on the Dock, click on Apple, System Preferences and select Printers. Select your printer and click on Open Queue and delete the jobs from there.
Click Control Panel
Click Classic View
Double-click the active printer to open the "job-queue" window
Select the file to be cancelled
Right-mouse click on the selected file, and choose cancel.
You can cancel a print job from within Windows by going to Control Panel -> Printers and double-clicking on the appropriate printer. Right-click the print job you want to cancel and select Cancel from the context menu. Anything already sent to the printer will continue to print.
You can also cancel a print job from the printer by pressing Cancel on the control panel. This applies to whatever is currently printing.
(You may want to remove any paper from the paper tray first.)
Clicking the cancel print icon stops the job from continuing to spool, but whatever is still in the printer's memory will continue to print until exhaused or the job is cancelled from the printer's control panel.