Chapter 7: Working with Printers

In This Chapter

arrow.png Attaching a new printer to your PC or network

arrow.png Solving print queue problems

arrow.png Troubleshooting other problems with printers

arrow.png 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_vista.eps 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 ...

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