Question about HP Deskjet D4260 Printer

1 Answer

I try to print something and it takes me to a page that says save as xps file, but every time i hit save, nothing happens!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 748 Answers

Do you have your printer properly installed in the system?

Go to control panel, printers, and see what printers you have installed. Among them there will be a "virtual" printer called "Microsoft XPS writer" - it is a special "printer" that saves your document in a special type of file. Not very useful in your case.

Do you see any other printers apart from the above mentioned? If so, then most probably the "XPS writer" is set as default printer, and you have to select the actual printer you have (I presume it will be HP Deskjet D4260, as in the topic), right-click it and choose "set as default". Then you should be able to print OK from whichever application you want to print.
Additonally, when you select File->Print from that application's menu, it will show you a window, where the chosen printer is specified; you can always open the drop-down list of printers there and select a different one (your actual printer).

If there are no other printers on the list apart from the XPS writer, it means that your printer is not installed in the system, and you have to install the driver from a CD that came with the printer. Or if you don't have the CD, go to the HP website, download and install the driver for your printer.

Good luck, and please come back with a testimonial if helped.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Every time I try to print with my HP1610 when I hit print it just goes to a save as screen. I tried reloading drivers, but it will not let me print.


MAke sure that the HP1610 is the default printer. If the default printer is an XPS printer, it will ask you to save it.

Feb 13, 2011 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I cant print. every time i hit the print buton, it should ask for ID and password, instead it ask to save that file..and then nothing happens..i try reinstalling the device but same things happen..


Hi,
these is strange, how do you mean that it ask you to save the file? Is these copier stated above Canon ir 1600/2000?

Does your computer want to save file?

These is first time that I "see" something like these.

If you want you can contact me on emma.servis@gmail.com for service manual.

Aug 06, 2010 | Canon imageRUNNER 2000 Copier

1 Answer

Won't allow me to print


in the start search typy printers & hit entre then u will get the printer page open then try n make your current print default by right clecking in your printers icon, u will no longer have this problem

Mar 30, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

2 Answers

Avery design pro will not print with my HP C5500


I found an odd workaround. Probably a better one available, but this worked for me. When you select Print from Design Pro, in the printer drop down box select Microsoft XPS Document Writer instead of your printer. Click OK, enter a file name, and save. That will save a .xps file. Next, open the .xps file and print it.

Dec 13, 2009 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

HP OfficeJet 7680 will not print pdf files.


Put an Acrobat Reader to read your PDF, like version 8 or latest 9. To open a PDF is only an Acrobat Reader and can print also in it.
PDF file format are made and construct by an Adobe Professional software and have a realiable to save as your file into PDF, WORD & etc.

Jul 29, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Unable to print text documents


Some times image/picture files are very big files. That big size, in mega-bytes, some times conflicts with your amount of available memory. It could effect the print que or ram. Try running the file through a picture editing program edit the files then rename and save them. You can check the file size prior and then after you run the file through the program. If the file size is lowered it should print.

Nov 07, 2008 | HP - HP Photosmart 8250 printer

1 Answer

More suggestions?


Try "save as" a web page or as a txt file in your document folder and go there and print it. Is this a one time thing or is this something that is happening all the time? Is this a new printer installation? Have ou try the compatibility wizard? What is your Op system?

Aug 22, 2008 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Printing


normal to some computer, but apparently, if you still experience this time from time to time,.. if you have windows xp or vista
-go to printers and faxes on control panel
-open printer icon, delete the file, turn printer on and off and that should do it.
goodluck

Mar 21, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Won't print to printer - sends to a screen to save


Hi, I don't know if you've had an answer to this one yet, but when you ask your 'puter to print. The printing window that comes up, where you can choose number of copies etc, has a little tick box in the bottom (I think left hand) corner, that says print to file. If you uncheck the box, hopefully this will sort out your problem.

Mar 21, 2008 | HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Deskjet D4260 Printer Logo

155 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Seeker5211
Seeker5211

Level 3 Expert

1089 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...