A word processing document 'tell' a printer? Thus far with my various inkjet printers- when I click print- they print what is sent- So I may set a page size to say A5- compose the text -send it to print- and the printer- if loaded with A4 paper simply printed the smaller item onto the A4 sheet -offset or centred. Now a nice new colour laser- as Above 'small' doc- A4 in tray. Press print - nozzing Press print again and open the print activity page. It shows 'Spooling' then 'printing' But the printer just sat. Then up popped a message -'Wrong paper in tray' Opening the printers online help file- and one of the suggestions was- 'If item does not print copy the document into 'Word Pad' then try So I did - and lo it printed. So MS word[Office 2000] must tell the printer something in this instance - that humble inkjet must ignore or not comprehend. What do you all think?
I have a photocopier that does that! It has some photocells in the tray that can 'see' the paper and if it is not the right size it flashes up a warning on the screen. Sometimes its useful but mostly a nuisance.