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20 Feb 2005

Printing From MS Word

Today we came across a printing problem. A print job from MS Word wasn't printing properly. We tried several times, and nothing came out of the printer, there were no errors in Samba or anywhere else on the Linux print server.

After some testing, I concluded that there was no problem with the Linux side of the equation, and a quick test from the Windows box showed that it was able to send jobs to Samba okay, and they came out okay too. That left only Word as the guilty party, and sure enough if we printed pages 2 and 3 at once, nothing happened, but if printed them one at a time, they came out okay.