Reduced ability to specify print size on my HP 960C printer

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Musawwir Spiegel, May 6, 2005.

  1. For quite a while I was running Photoshop 7 on a Win 98 SE computer.
    The driver for my HP Deskjet 960c printer gave me the option of
    printing to a number of pre-set sizes of paper. In addition, I could
    specify "custom size" or some name like that, and then I could specify
    the exact height and width of the paper to be printed.

    Now I am running Photoshop 7 on a WinXP HomeEd computer. When I try
    to set the paper size, I can only chose between the pre-set sizes but
    there is no longer any way to specify a size not on the list. As far
    as I know, I am using the correct HP driver for WinXP.

    Before I spend $30 on what could prove a fruitless phone call to HP,
    I’m wondering whether anybody in this forum has an answer to this
    problem.


    Musawwir Spiegel
     
    Musawwir Spiegel, May 6, 2005
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  2. Musawwir Spiegel

    Caitlin Guest

    Try posting your question to comp.periphs.printers.

    On my Canon IP4000 I have limited paper size options if I choose borderless
    printing.
     
    Caitlin, May 6, 2005
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  3. Thank you, Caitlin

    I have posted my message to comp.periphs.printers as you suggested.

    Musawwir

    Musawwir Spiegel
     
    Musawwir Spiegel, May 6, 2005
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  4. I posted my question to comp.periphs.printers.

    After doing so, I saw that the last posting on any subject in that
    newsgroup was one on April 23. Before that there was one posting on
    March 17, two on March 1 (one of whoich was a commercial spam
    message), and before that February 11.

    Bottom line -- that newsgroup is just about a dead letter, and posting
    my question there was a waste of time.

    I hope that if anybody has an answer to the question that I posted,
    they will respond to it rather than assuming that I would have gotten
    an answer on that other newsgroup.


    Musawwir Spiegel




    Musawwir Spiegel
     
    Musawwir Spiegel, May 8, 2005
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  5. Musawwir Spiegel

    Not Me Guest

    Might try 24hoursupport.helpdesk

    BTW comp.periphs.printers has 400+ current post. Might check with your news
    provider/isp about this

    | I posted my question to comp.periphs.printers.
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    | After doing so, I saw that the last posting on any subject in that
    | newsgroup was one on April 23. Before that there was one posting on
    | March 17, two on March 1 (one of whoich was a commercial spam
    | message), and before that February 11.
    |
    | Bottom line -- that newsgroup is just about a dead letter, and posting
    | my question there was a waste of time.
    |
    | I hope that if anybody has an answer to the question that I posted,
    | they will respond to it rather than assuming that I would have gotten
    | an answer on that other newsgroup.
    |
    |
    | Musawwir Spiegel
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    | >
    | >Try posting your question to comp.periphs.printers.
    | >
    |
    | Musawwir Spiegel
    |
     
    Not Me, May 8, 2005
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  6. Musawwir Spiegel

    Caitlin Guest

    I frequent comp.periphs.printers, and haven't seen any post from you. It is
    very active group (certainly more so than this one!) - It sounds like there
    is something wrong with your newservers coverage of the group. Try accessing
    it and posting through Googlegroups instead.
     
    Caitlin, May 9, 2005
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  7. Oops! I posted my message to comp.periphs.printer, and never noticed
    that there was a different news group called comp.periphs.printers.

    I am curious why anybody would have created a second newsgroup with
    such similar name to one that existed.

    I also posted my message to comp.graphics.apps.photoshop, and see that
    somebody answered it on Sunday. Her answer was:

    You say: "As far as I know, I am using the correct HP driver
    for WinXP."

    Yes but did you check. Most home computers use the
    come-with XP drivers. The printer will function but not
    have any specific features. I use Epson. The on-board
    drivers for XP do not show any of the advanced features
    for my model like the ink levels, or special types of
    papers for my printer. I have to download and install the
    driver for my model.

    If you have the correct printer installed you should see
    more options in Photoshop next time.

    Is "Print with Preview" in that version of PS? I can make
    custom sizes of paper in that interface under page setup or
    in my printer driver interface.

    HP has a very super simple free website wizard to install
    drivers for you, I used it on my friend's comp. I would do
    that first.

    I am evaluating her answer. My Win98SE computer has the driver that
    came with the printer. If the WinXP computer is using a Microsoft
    driver that lacks some of the features of the original driver, I don't
    know whether I can use that old driver with WinXP.

    Anyway, any further suggestions would be welcome.

    Musawwir Spiegel



    Musawwir Spiegel
     
    Musawwir Spiegel, May 9, 2005
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  8. Musawwir Spiegel

    Caitlin Guest

    Get the XP driver here:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&sw_lang=8&product=77146&lang=en&cc=us&os=228
     
    Caitlin, May 10, 2005
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  9. Musawwir Spiegel, May 10, 2005
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