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Can an HP3050A Deskjet printer add the "date Printed" to documents?

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Can an HP3050A Deskjet printer add the "date Printed" to documents?

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@troutguy wrote:

Can an HP3050A Deskjet printer add the "date Printed" to documents?


 

 

Not that I am aware, that is, the printer is not smart enough to add information of this type to the printed document.

 

Some ideas to consider...

 

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox provide this information in the header / footer area.  In Chrome, at least, make sure you open "More settings" (after you click Print) - scroll down and enable the header / footer.  The setting is a toggle - switch it on / off to see the differences.

 

You can add this field to a Word document in the Footer.

Print Date, SaveDate, and similar fields clever  bits of information that you can add using Insert and Quick Parts.

 

For example...

Open your Word document

Click open the footer area of the page to open the "Footer" (double click on the bottom of a page in the document)

Tab Insert 

Look on the right of the ribbon for the tiny "Quick Parts" icon

Click the little down-arrow > Select Field

On the right side of the menu, scroll down and select "PrintDate"

Select your format (how you want the date to appear) and add the field.

If you like, click just in front of the new field and add a bit of text, for example, "Print Date: "

 

The immediate result is a non-helpful collection of zeros and maybe x's placed in the footer.

 

The field contents are updated just before the document is sent to print (between the time you click to Print and the time the contents / document is printed onto paper).

 

Examples of the setup

 

Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_1Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_1

 

Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_PrintDateWord_Insert_Quick_Parts_PrintDate

 

Sample document with SaveDate and PrintDate fields added to the footer

Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_DocumentWord_Insert_Quick_Parts_Document

 

 

 

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Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Printer

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HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer series - J610

 

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@troutguy 

 


@troutguy wrote:

Can an HP3050A Deskjet printer add the "date Printed" to documents?


 

 

Not that I am aware, that is, the printer is not smart enough to add information of this type to the printed document.

 

Some ideas to consider...

 

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox provide this information in the header / footer area.  In Chrome, at least, make sure you open "More settings" (after you click Print) - scroll down and enable the header / footer.  The setting is a toggle - switch it on / off to see the differences.

 

You can add this field to a Word document in the Footer.

Print Date, SaveDate, and similar fields clever  bits of information that you can add using Insert and Quick Parts.

 

For example...

Open your Word document

Click open the footer area of the page to open the "Footer" (double click on the bottom of a page in the document)

Tab Insert 

Look on the right of the ribbon for the tiny "Quick Parts" icon

Click the little down-arrow > Select Field

On the right side of the menu, scroll down and select "PrintDate"

Select your format (how you want the date to appear) and add the field.

If you like, click just in front of the new field and add a bit of text, for example, "Print Date: "

 

The immediate result is a non-helpful collection of zeros and maybe x's placed in the footer.

 

The field contents are updated just before the document is sent to print (between the time you click to Print and the time the contents / document is printed onto paper).

 

Examples of the setup

 

Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_1Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_1

 

Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_PrintDateWord_Insert_Quick_Parts_PrintDate

 

Sample document with SaveDate and PrintDate fields added to the footer

Word_Insert_Quick_Parts_DocumentWord_Insert_Quick_Parts_Document

 

 

 

Still need help?  Want more information?  Search for solutions...

Reference and Resources – Places to find (more) help and learn about your Printer

Printer Homepage – “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type

Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, User Guides, Product Information, more

HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer series - J610

 

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We are a world community of HP enthusiasts dedicated to supporting HP technology.

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