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Old 12th November 2009, 11:19   #1
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Default Problems with large print jobs. EDIT : Solved!

So, I have to print out about 80 pages directly from my browser (Opera). However, my HP 1015 printer just seems unwilling to! All it does is print out the first 3 - 4 pages and marks the job as complete. I've tried on the printer directly attached to my computer, as well as a network printer. Same result. Only 5% of the total print job is complete and the printer goes back to rest.

Whats up with this? Solutions?

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- Win XP SP3
- 4 GB RAM
- HP 1015 laserjet

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Old 12th November 2009, 11:28   #2
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May be the link to 80 pages gets exhausted after 3-4 pages. Best thing is to print the pages to a file(like .pdf) and then see if it is coming or not. By doing so you will not waste the paper/toner. try to use pdf995. This is a free tool and when you say print select the pdf from the printer option and it prints the file into .pdf and then check if all the pages have come or not
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GTO, did you try with different browser Firefox or IE? I have face the same sometimes but have got it to work with either IE or Firefox. BTW, other option would be to print to pdf and then to the printer.
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What's the size of the printer buffer?
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Old 12th November 2009, 12:35   #5
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try to use pdf995. This is a free tool and when you say print select the pdf from the printer option and it prints the file into .pdf and then check if all the pages have come or not
Just installed. Unfortunately, even the .pdf created by pdf995 had only 4 pages!

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GTO, did you try with different browser Firefox or IE? I have face the same sometimes but have got it to work with either IE or Firefox. BTW, other option would be to print to pdf and then to the printer.
Tried on explorer. Same issue.

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What's the size of the printer buffer?
How do I find out the printer buffer size? How do I increase it?
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What's the size of the printer buffer?
Don't think it has anything to do with the printer buffer.

Are you getting all the 80 pages in the print preview option ?
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No problem with printer buffer, since the PDF also has 4 pages.
I suggest you do the following, till a solution is found
1. Save web page - complete web page, lets say xyz.html
2. Download openoffice, and open html in openoffice
3. Convert to PDF using the PDF button of openoffice
4. Print the PDF
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GTO, Please check the print preview. Is it possible that the pages contain frames.
and you are print a frame that incidentally spans across 4 pages
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1) Check the print preview -- how many pages does it show?
2) If you print a 10 page word document now - does it have the same problem?
3) Have you changed any printer settings recently - coz i know this used to work for you earlier. (Maybe the default has been changed to "print selected" or "print visible" etc?)
4) Just change around some settings in the printer properties (print quality, page size, etc) you never know what might click.

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To confirm, whether the problem is on the printer side or the PC side, do a print to file and look at the size. For 80 pages, it should be a couple of MB's. If not, it means Either Opera is not sending the right pages or the driver installed is not doing its job.

Have you tried using IE instead of Opera?

If IE also works the same, I would suggest updating the driver. I typically use the HP Universal print driver and that works really well.
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Don't think it has anything to do with the printer buffer.

Are you getting all the 80 pages in the print preview option ?
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GTO, Please check the print preview. Is it possible that the pages contain frames.
and you are print a frame that incidentally spans across 4 pages
1. First time, I tried print preview the browser hung.

2. Second time, it printed 42 of the 80 pages.

3. Third time, it printed 20 of the 80 pages.

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2) If you print a 10 page word document now - does it have the same problem?
Nope, Rehaan. All 10 print properly.

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3) Have you changed any printer settings recently - coz i know this used to work for you earlier. (Maybe the default has been changed to "print selected" or "print visible" etc?)
Nope

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4) Just change around some settings in the printer properties (print quality, page size, etc) you never know what might click.
Trial & error done. Still no solution.

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No problem with printer buffer, since the PDF also has 4 pages.
I suggest you do the following, till a solution is found
1. Save web page - complete web page, lets say xyz.html
2. Download openoffice, and open html in openoffice
3. Convert to PDF using the PDF button of openoffice
4. Print the PDF
Thanks TSK. I'd like to save this workaround for last, as I'm not keen on installing new softwares on my PC. And the fact that, the computer printed all pages perfectly well up until last week (though I reformatted it over the weekend).
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You may try this. Give print command. Print page one to page four. Wait for prints to come out. Print command>Print page five to page ten.. May solve your immediate problem.
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1) One more try you can do,but this as a last resort. Open the html page and just select everything and page that in a word document.repeat for all 80pages and then print.
2)2nd option is just open the first html page and take a print out and then open 2nd page and take aprintout. repaeat until you get 80pages
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Is it a single web page that has 80 pages of text on it?
There might be a page load problem, happens when you are downloading something from the net and not using a download manager, if the connection is slow, it gets reset. It will show a completely downloaded file, even though its incomplete.

Try copy pasting it into word, it should retain most of the formatting [AFAIK word can also read HTML code]
If formatting is not important then i'd use notepad.. much faster.
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Its because of Opera. Try another Browser or use the existing IE, problem will be solved. or the spooling is not correct, in this case reinstall the Printer driver and try.

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