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12-11-2008 06:26 AM
I was just about to post that I couldn't get the printer to print address labels correctly on a 4.25 x 11" sheet. But now I got it to work by entering a custom paper size in the "Resizing options" in the printer setup.
But this is a pain. So every time I want to print on a different paper size I have to set the exact paper size in the printer setup, in addition to setting up the page in Microsoft Word (or whatever program)? I suppose this would be true for envelopes too. With my previous (HP) printer it was automatic: if the paper size I loaded in the printer matched my document, I was all set -- the printer would just detect the paper size and work.
I had to set the paper size in the "Resizing options" when in reality I'm not resizing anything. Am I missing something here? Is this really what I should have to do? It would seem the resizing options should be for when you really want to print to a size that is different than the actual document. But without using the resizing option I got an error from the printer saying the paper size is incorrect and the "check paper" light would blink. After pressing the cancel button on the printer the document would proceed to print, but with only the left side of the document printing on the right side of the page. If instead I loaded 8.5 x 11" paper it would print my narrow document right down the middle of the page instead of being aligned on the left.
Note that in the resizing options the "Print at actual size" radio button is selected -- not the scaling option. There is no "Automatic" option for the resizing options. Also I installed the latest driver.