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    HP Printer - Spooling?

    I go to print an assignment and in the documents pending it says it's 'spooling' does anyone know what this means and how i can sort it as it wont print?..

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    Is your printer 'online' & Connected properly?

    Basically your documents have been added to a spool, kind of a queue. Once the printer has been set to 'online' mode it should print...

    It could simply be that you have many pages and your printer doesn't have much memory...

    i always always had this problem with my hp printer. could never work out the problem. i blamed vista.

    Original Poster

    spann3rs;4110083

    Is your printer 'online' & Connected properly?Basically your documents … Is your printer 'online' & Connected properly?Basically your documents have been added to a spool, kind of a queue. Once the printer has been set to 'online' mode it should print...It could simply be that you have many pages and your printer doesn't have much memory...


    Any chance I can empty the memory?

    It was working fine on a document earlier twice the size of the assignment.

    It says 'Idle'

    Original Poster

    Okay, now I realise it'll let me print on anything BUT Microsoft word....

    t0mm;4110116

    Any chance I can empty the memory? It was working fine on a document … Any chance I can empty the memory? It was working fine on a document earlier twice the size of the assignment.It says 'Idle'



    i used to know the answer to this...............but i forgot. it can be done though.

    this might clear that stuck job ]http//ww…tml

    Which version of Word you running? If its 2007 download the save to PDF plugin and then open the assignment in Acrobat Reader to print...

    Original Poster

    spann3rs;4110399

    Which version of Word you running? If its 2007 download the save to PDF … Which version of Word you running? If its 2007 download the save to PDF plugin and then open the assignment in Acrobat Reader to print...



    Aye it is.

    any chance you can link me to the plugin?

    microsoft.com/dow…=en

    This plugin download has to check to see if your version is genuine... let me know if you get probs! :thumbsup:

    HAHA!!! Just followed the link on my iMac and it allowed me to download this without validation!!

    Let me know if you want the executable only...

    Is this any job in Word or just one in particular? Your doc might be too large for the printer memory so it would be worth printing it 5-10 pages at a time. Putting it in pdf format could complicate things and increase the doc size so may not be a great idea IMO.

    You might have also a corrupt document that is causing the problem so create a 1-line word doc and try and print that to test. If it works, delete the problem one. (You can copy and paste the data to a new doc first if you want).

    Note also:
    1) Switching off your printer clears it's memory and jobs stored (in the HARDWARE)
    2) Double-clicking on your printer icon will show pending jobs queued (i.e. those in the spool - the SOFTWARE). You can cancel all the jobs or individual jobs from there.
    3) Double check you have the right printer driver installed. Right-click the printer icon, select properties and check the model shown is exactly the same as yours. If it is not, delete it and re-install it (just unplug the USB cable then reconnect it and let Windows do it's stuff)

    I use Word 2007 on Vista with no probs

    Good luck

    Let us know how you've got on?

    Original Poster

    Sorted it don't know how but it works.

    Thanks all.
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