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How do I print with color cartridge I can not go to the store to buy black ink cartridge at this time so I need to print with my color cartridge but do not know how

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You can't. You need to replace the empty black.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

  • cherif111 Apr 12, 2011

    There is a solution:
    Put the text to print up front
    Click on Tools on the top line menu
    Click on "Show Fonts"
    On the small window that open click on the third square with a T and a color square
    On the second small window that opens chose the color you want
    On the same window click on the last square and chose the color again
    Now you can print in the color you chose.
    It worked for me

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