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Since upgrading to Windows 7, I can't print from Excel (Office 2003). When I try, a "Print to File" window pops up even though that check box is unchecked in the print window. I can print from Word and everything else, but not Excel. Thanks for your help! Phil

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  • Philip Selig Jul 12, 2010

    The proper printer is the default printer but I still get the "print to file" pop up.

  • Philip Selig Jul 13, 2010

    I also ran "detect and repair" from Excel and that didn't help. Do you think reinstalling Excel would work?

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Try to make the installed printers as a default printer and then try to print.

in case that does not work when you try to print from excel, click on the drop down for printer name and select the correct printer.

This should help you

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Testimonial: "This worked perfectly. Thanks for your help! (How in the world did you ever think to do this simple fix!!!!) Phil "

  • Xavier Dsouza Jul 14, 2010


    I have Windows 7 (Separate machines with x64 and x86) and Office 2003 and a Canon MX850 and had the same problem. All other Office applications apart from Excel would print without an issue.



    "Print to File" screen pops up asking for me to enter an "Output File Name". In printer box "Print to File" is NOT selected.

    Google did not appear to have a definitive answer but here is what worked for me on both machines.



    Select File, Print (So you can select a different printer from the Canon). Select another printer (It does not appear to matter which one), then without priniting select the Canon printer again.



    It worked for me and I only had to do this once (On each machine). I can now print without going through the deselection and reselection process each time.



    Give it a try and good luck.

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