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Printing from different trays

I have the HP Officejet Pro K850. I use Autocad most of the time to print drawings on A3 size paper, which I have loaded in the input tray on the printer. Occasionally I need to print letters on A4 size paper. So instead of swapping the paper in the input tray I just pop some A4 paper into the front manual feed tray. My problem is that I cannot seem to force the printer to print from the front manual tray. I have to remove the A3 paper from the input tray first, which defeats the object. I have checked my user guide and troubleshooting, but can't seem to find a solution. Am I being thick?! Can anyone advise? Thank you.

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This can normaly be solved by going into the printer preferences and then setting the trays manualy in the software. otherwise the printer will automaticaly select the main tray first then move onto the mp tray. sorry if it sounds a bit vague but these options change from printer to printer and have not seen a k850 for a while Hope thyis helps Cops [email protected]

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