Chapter 7

Working with Printers

In This Chapter

arrow Attaching a new printer to your PC or network

arrow Solving print queue problems

arrow Troubleshooting other problems with printers

arrow Stopping a runaway printer

Ah, the paperless office. What a wonderful concept! No more file cabinets bulging with misfiled flotsam. No more hernias from hauling cartons of copy paper, dumping the sheets 500 at a time into a thankless plastic maw. No more trees dying in agony, relinquishing their last gasps to provide pulp as a substrate for heat-fused carbon toner. No more coffee-stained reports. No more paper cuts.

No more … oh, who the heck am I trying to kid? No way.

askwoodycom Industry prognosticators have been telling people for more than two decades that the paperless office is right around the corner. Yeah, sure. Maybe around your corner. Around my corner, I predict that PC printers will disappear about the same time as the last Star Trek sequel. We’re talking geologic time here, folks.

The biggest problem? Finding a printer ...

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