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@nyu.edu (Denis Pelli) wrote:
Word 2004 assumes that you've used System Preferences to set "Print &
Fax:Selected printer in Print Dialog:" to "Last printer used". In that
case Word 2004 works fine. However, if you instead selected a
particular printer in System Prefences, then the Word 2004 print
dialog misleadingly allows you to select a printer other than that
default, but subsequently ignores your new selection and prints to the
default printer anyway. The work-around is to use System Preferences
to set the default printer to "Last printer used", as Word 2004
assumes. (Word X works correctly with any setting.)
On Nov 19, 2004, at 5:23 PM, Ron Walcik wrote:
I suspect it's something in your set up. I'm running the same versions
of Word and OS X both at home and in a 30 computer lab at work and all
31 machines work correctly. If I/we select a printer other than the
default, the print job goes to the selected printer and does not
to the default printer.
thanks for writing. i'm not sure that we're talking about the same
thing. to experience this problem you must go to System Preferences
and set "Print & Fax:Selected printer:" to a specific printer instead
of the usual "Last printer used" setting. Basically, Mac OS X offers
two user-interface modes for printing. In the usual "Last printer
used" mode the "default printer" follows your lead; it changes every
time you use a new printer. The alternative is to have a stable
default. In that case you can temporarily override the default, but,
the next time you print, it reverts to the pre-existing default. Word
2004 fails to temporarily override the fixed default.
does that help?