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Old August 17th 06, 01:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bill @ HC
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Default How do I adjust printer speed in Word?

Whenever I print Word documents, no matter how 'small', the printer prints
very slowly - I'd say half or less of its normal speed. When I print Excel
documents, they print just fine at normal speed. This never was an issue in
the past but I just got a new laptop and the newest version of Office was
installed on it and I'm wondering if I need to adjust a software setting on
Word.
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Old August 17th 06, 05:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default How do I adjust printer speed in Word?

You might also check the printer settings (Properties) in the Print Dialog
box. Higher quality output, graphics & color cause slower printing. Other
factors can be involved too, like connection speed (USB 1.1/USB 2.0) or even
the condition of the cable.
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"Bill @ HC" Bill @ wrote in message
...
Whenever I print Word documents, no matter how 'small', the printer prints
very slowly - I'd say half or less of its normal speed. When I print Excel
documents, they print just fine at normal speed. This never was an issue
in
the past but I just got a new laptop and the newest version of Office was
installed on it and I'm wondering if I need to adjust a software setting
on
Word.



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Old August 18th 06, 01:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bill @ HC
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Default How do I adjust printer speed in Word?

The new laptop has 1.7 GHz Pentium processor so I don't think that's the
issue - my old desktop was much less robust and I never had this problem
with it.

"John McGhie [MVP - Word and Word Macinto" wrote:

Chances are, you're out of memory. Windows XP and Word need 512 MB of
memory to work properly on a laptop: if you have less than that, things will
be slow.


On 17/8/06 10:43 PM, in article
, "Bill @ HC" Bill @
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Whenever I print Word documents, no matter how 'small', the printer prints
very slowly - I'd say half or less of its normal speed. When I print Excel
documents, they print just fine at normal speed. This never was an issue in
the past but I just got a new laptop and the newest version of Office was
installed on it and I'm wondering if I need to adjust a software setting on
Word.


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Old August 18th 06, 01:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bill @ HC
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Default How do I adjust printer speed in Word?

I looked at all the possible printer settings - do you have advice for me as
to whichones I might adjust in this case? I have 132 MB of resident memory in
my printer so I can't bump that up anymore and I don't know what else I might
adjust.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

You might also check the printer settings (Properties) in the Print Dialog
box. Higher quality output, graphics & color cause slower printing. Other
factors can be involved too, like connection speed (USB 1.1/USB 2.0) or even
the condition of the cable.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"Bill @ HC" Bill @ wrote in message
...
Whenever I print Word documents, no matter how 'small', the printer prints
very slowly - I'd say half or less of its normal speed. When I print Excel
documents, they print just fine at normal speed. This never was an issue
in
the past but I just got a new laptop and the newest version of Office was
installed on it and I'm wondering if I need to adjust a software setting
on
Word.




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Old August 18th 06, 04:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default How do I adjust printer speed in Word?

If it's an inkjet printer, there's usually a "quality" setting that will
have the most bearing on the speed. For example, my printer has Best,
Normal, Fast Normal, and Draft. I only ever use Fast Normal (default) and
Best; Best is significantly slower (and sometimes not perceptibly better).

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"Bill @ HC" wrote in message
...
I looked at all the possible printer settings - do you have advice for me

as
to whichones I might adjust in this case? I have 132 MB of resident memory

in
my printer so I can't bump that up anymore and I don't know what else I

might
adjust.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

You might also check the printer settings (Properties) in the Print

Dialog
box. Higher quality output, graphics & color cause slower printing.

Other
factors can be involved too, like connection speed (USB 1.1/USB 2.0) or

even
the condition of the cable.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"Bill @ HC" Bill @ wrote in message
...
Whenever I print Word documents, no matter how 'small', the printer

prints
very slowly - I'd say half or less of its normal speed. When I print

Excel
documents, they print just fine at normal speed. This never was an

issue
in
the past but I just got a new laptop and the newest version of Office

was
installed on it and I'm wondering if I need to adjust a software

setting
on
Word.





 




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