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Printing really big word files

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Chris Bardon, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    I have a big word file (about 2.8 Mb) that has a whole pile of images, tables, equations etc that I'm trying to print. The problem is-nothing seems to work. I've hat it spooling on my laserjet for about 40 minutes now, and nothing. Word is also eating 99% of the CPU at this point, and comes up as not responding.

    Splitting the file into smaller chunks is not really an option, since there are just too many cross-references to maintain.

    Is there a way to tell if there is something wrong with my file, or is this just par for the course?
     
  2. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    If it is more than one page, you don't have to print the whole mess out at one time. Under print options you can select what pages to print. Like this:
    1st run 1-20
    2nd run 21-30 ... and so on Works much better.

    Glenn
     
  3. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Tried that, and same problem. Ended up fixing it by pasting everything into a new doc. File must have been corrupted at some point-no idea how or why.
     

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