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Print jobs from my computer print an extra blank page between all copoes, but it onle happens when I print, not when others print

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Check that your page settings in printer properties AND!!! printing preferences are correct...ie its not set to letter instead of A4.

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Check your Printing Preferences.

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Printer problems can be a real hassle.
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