Why does printing from the internet result in gibberish? (3092 Views)
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den39
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Why does printing from the internet result in gibberish?

When printing e-mails or information from the internet I end up with pages of gibberish rather than what I can see on the screen. The only way I can do it is to copy and paste into word. Anyone know why this happens? Is it a printer problem, or is a computer or internet setting thats missing?
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Bob_Headrick
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Re: Why does printing from the internet result in gibberish?

It sounds like you have a driver issue.  What printer do you have?  How is it connected?  What operating system?

 

 

 

 

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den39
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Re: Why does printing from the internet result in gibberish?

I have a new HP photosmart C4480, but I had the same problem with my old Lexmark Z600. Operating system is Windows XP home edition. The problem seemed to start when we changed from AOL to Sky broadband.
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juno
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Re: Why does printing from the internet result in gibberish?

my hp2355 does the same thing- allprinting off web/ emails comes out as script file format/ have  uninstalled and reinstalled printer and drivers without success- I can copy and paste to notepad then prints fine any other suggestions?
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mreasye
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Re: Why does printing from the internet result in gibberish?

my printer 1410 all-in- one does the same thing. Need help fast.
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