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Windows 7: How can I stop printing things that are printing endlessly

15 Jun 2013   #1
Girom

Windows 8
 
 
How can I stop printing things that are printing endlessly

I tried to print something but it started printing first a whole bunch of pages that I don't need anymore. It must be from the last time I pressed print but didn't connect the laptop with the printer.


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15 Jun 2013   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Bit difficult to answer as you do not say what printer you have but it would appear that you had or still have documents in the "Print Queue" If you open the queue you can cancel all the waiting docs!
Try thiss:
With the printer switched off, open a document and click Ctrl + P (Or File then Print) This will open a window telling you to check that the printer is connected. Somewhere on that small window should be a button that reads something like "Print Queue" or View Print Queue". Click that and in there you will see a list of docs waiting to be printed. There you will be able to delete them. The queue builds up when you have a problem when the printer doesn't print for some reason, either it has got disconnected, is not switched on, is out of ink etc. You keep pressing "Print" and nothing appears to happen but the queue just gets bigger and bigger. When you get the printer working again it automatically prints all the docs in the queue. Moral to the story. If you have a printing problem always check the print queue before proceeding!
EDIT Please make sure you come back here and let us know if the above works for you or not as I notice from your previous threads that despite expert help you never give any feedback. You will get much better help if you at least come back and report if the solution worked!
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15 Jun 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Before you print, check your print queue. And make sure you select only those pages that you want in the print control window.
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15 Jun 2013   #4
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
With the printer switched off, open a document and click Ctrl + P (Or File then Print) This will open a window telling you to check that the printer is connected. Somewhere on that small window should be a button that reads something like "Print Queue" or View Print Queue"
I don't see any Print Queue or View Print Queue button. I am using Adobe Reader.
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15 Jun 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go here: Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers and right click on the printer.
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16 Jun 2013   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Girom View Post
I don't see any Print Queue or View Print Queue button. I am using Adobe Reader.
It makes no difference what program you use to open a documnt. You still haven't told us what printer you are using?
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16 Jun 2013   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

the print queue is the same no matter what printer you use.
as whs says right click on the printer in devices and printers.

an easier way to find the printer is to click the start menu /devices and printers,
find your printer (the one with the tick) and right click it, then click see whats printing,
this will open the print queue and by right clicking on the ones you want to stop , select cancel
do this for all items and the queue will be cleared.
then it should be ok

check your settings in print preview to see how many copies you have set up as default
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