05-25-2012 10:06 PM
HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus. Windows 7 (64 bit). Is there any way to set up the printer so that it will automatically show a print preview before printing a page? I know that many applications have a print option for preview along with page set up and the print command. But some don't. My old Epson Stylus Photo RX 680 had a nice feature that would always automatically show a preview of the page to be printed after I pressed the Print command button. This helped to avoid erroneous printings. I haven't been able to find such a feature on the software accompanying this printer. Can anybody help? Thanks.
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Re: Automatic print preview
05-31-2012 05:05 PM
Hum. Interesting about Firefox. On my version if you hover over "Print" you are given the "Print Preview" option as well as "Page Setup." Can you do that?
05-31-2012 01:27 PM
Unfortunately as far as I know there is no built in Print Preview option. Windows includes this into their operating system. There are also third party apps that will give you a print preview option. Can I ask what program you are using that does not have a Preveiw function?
05-31-2012 03:43 PM
Thanks, Sean. As I noted in my question, and as you confirmed, Windows does indeed provide a "Page Preview" or 'Print Preview" on the drop down File menu, but this does not appear on all applications. For example, it does appear on my OpenOffice.org word processor; but it does not appear on my Mozilla Firefox browser when i want to print a web page. My old Epson printer had a built-in feature that would automatically provide a preview prior to executing the Print command. This saved me many times from proceeding erroneously with a printing job that would have otherwise included a lot of pages that I didn't intend to print.
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04-27-2014 08:10 AM
I have the same problem. I was using a Epson printer and had the option of previewing the picture or page that I cut and print what I cut and paste to the printer. Now I have to past it to a program like office or paint if it’s a picture before printing. And that is not right. I want to high light then Ctrl P and pick page range but the only dot that is highlighted is ALL the rest of the options are gray out like the page range, pages, current page, and I can’t click them any more like my old Epson printer. After over 20 pages of wasted paper and ink I could not get it the way I wanted. Dose Epson have a patented on that feature where HP can’t use it …