Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why Won't You Print?

I'm getting frustrated here. I'm trying to print a .pdf file from Adobe Reader. We have two printers that are on print servers, so everyone can use them, whether or not the downstairs computer is on. We have an old HP that we have set up as the default printer, because it can only have one ink cartridge in at a time and therefore only prints black. A couple years ago we found some $5 black ink cartridges for that printer at Target. We bought as many as they had - 4 or 5, I think. That makes for pretty cheap printing.

Anyway, for some reason, my computer does not like to play nice with that printer. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I never know what it is going to do. Tonight I tried to print my .pdf file, and it didn't work. It told me to check to see if the printer was connected. So, I figured I'd print to the other printer. Nope - Adobe told me that before I can print, I must install a printer. It won't even let me choose the other printer. Now, if I want to print, I will have to shut my computer down, restart, and hope that fixes it - or send it to Jeffrey's computer! Yeah, I'm gonna try that.

Yay! That worked. I love the convenience of the network. I just would have liked to print this myself and save all the messing around I did trying to get around it and make it print.