Word 2007 & Embedded Spreadsheet

  RLMTS 21:05 24 Jan 2008

I have a number of word documents which I created in Microsoft Word 97.

Each document has a small spreadsheet in them.

Since upgrading to Office 2007 (Home & Student) I am unable to print correctly to my Xerox laser printer.

THE PROBLEM: The Spreadsheet portion of the document prints as a black box, the whole area occupied by the table is totally black!

Now if I send it to my Epson inkjet it prints ok?

Word 97 would print ok to both of these printers... any ideas anyone?

Regards Rich

  RLMTS 21:54 07 Feb 2008

Just in case anyone new has any ideas, this still happens, luckily I have another printer hooked up (an inkjet HP Photosmart 3300) which prints ok.

The area where the spreadsheet (Table) should print is completely black (that's BLACK not blank)


  octal 22:04 07 Feb 2008

It sounds like a printer driver problem. Have you tried updating the printer driver?

  RLMTS 23:21 07 Feb 2008

Thanks for the tip Octal, but...
In fact I thought how stupid of me not to have already tried that, anyway, there was a Firmware upgrade and Driver upgrade available, did them both, but still the same problem?

Do you know if I can install Word 97 alongside Word 2007 without issues? If so, I will do that and prove if it's peculiar to Office 2007 or something else thats changed the way the printer works.


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