Because no two printers are exactly alike, printing is more a matter of knowing your printer than knowing your computer or Windows. The best we can do here is to provide some general pointers that apply to most printers. But for specifics on your printer, referring to the manual that came with the printer or the main web page for the product will be your best bet.
Before you start digging around the computer for solutions to a printing problem, check the most common physical problems:
If none of the preceding help, take a look at the Help topics for printing, as described next.
You may have selected a printer that produces files (such as the Microsoft XPS Document Writer). After you choose File Print to print a document, make sure you choose an appropriate printer from the Print dialog box. To avoid making this mistake, make the printer you use most often the default printer, as discussed in Chapter 32.