Move a document from an offline printer queue to an online queue?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by BudV, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. BudV

    BudV Guest

    Running under Vista Home Premium SP2.

    I have three printers installed: One online that I want to use, one offline
    that I use only occasionally, and one at my dad's house that I use when I
    use my PC on his network. The online printer is the default, of course.

    I'm not sure how I did it, but I have a few documents that went to the wrong
    printer queues. Assume for the sake of argument that I can't reprint those
    documents. Is there a way I can transfer them from the wrong queues to the
    online printer?

    I'm smart enough not to consciously select a different printer when I do a
    print job. Is the default status of the printer 100% dependable, or is
    there something else sneaking around Windows that can defeat this.?
    BudV, Aug 31, 2010
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  2. Many applications that I use seem to remember the last device I printed
    to in the app, and ignore the system default.
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 31, 2010
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  3. BudV

    Bud Vitoff Guest

    Is this what you're saying? Given my default printer D and a special
    printer S. On Monday I print all my stuff comfortably to D. On Tuesday I
    send a document from Word to S. Then more D printing. On Wednesday I
    print Tuesday's document from Word again and it goes to S? If so, was it
    Word that remembered the printer, or might there be something stored with
    the document that remembered? (The template?) If the document was
    different, would it have gone to D? And just to add to the mix, if I
    printed several documents to D under Word, and then printed Tuesday's
    document, would it go to S? I highly doubt that Word itself will do any
    remembering; but associating a document with a printer through its template
    sounds possible.

    That whole paragraph is much messier than what you originally said:
    I know I've seen that happen. As long as I stay in the same app, it will
    continue to honor the last printer specification I make. If I close and
    reopen the app, it goes back to the default -- I think.

    BE THAT AS IT MAY, I know I could get those wrong-queue documents printed by
    1) turning on the local offline printer (in a different part of the
    building), and 2) taking my PC to my dad's house and using his network. But
    is there a way to transfer the documents to the online printer queue, or
    print to the online printer from the offline queue?
    Bud Vitoff, Sep 1, 2010
  4. I can't even read that whole paragraph :)

    What I'm saying is that if the system default is D, and if you print a
    document from Word to S, Word will default to S when you next run it,
    regardless of the system-wide setting of D. Word, not the document, is
    what remembers this.

    Word is not the only program that does that.
    Some apps forget, but I think most apps don't forget, when you quit and
    restart. That's an impression, not knowledge.
    I doubt it, but ask someone else, in case I'm wrong.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 1, 2010
  5. BudV

    marcelirvin Guest

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  6. BudV

    BudV Guest

    "The stuff you have provided is really informative.Thanks for the great
    Forgive me if I'm being too sensitive, but I infer that you're being
    sarcastic. Is there a problem here?
    BudV, Sep 12, 2010
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