[access-uk] Re: Printing on Labels

  • From: "Stephen Green" <STEPHEN.TINA@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 19:26:35 -0000


Before you try and recalibrate two printers, I wonder if you should check 
something else first.

The symptoms you describe mimic exactly what happens if your are using a 
sheet of labels which have the physical dimensions of A4 paper size, but one 
of the three parts of the software you use to print the labels is set to US 
letter size. This has happened to me and it took me a very long time to work 
out what was happening.

The three areas to look at are:

First your printer setup within windows. Look in start/settings/control 
panel/printers for your printer and press enter. Somewhere in here you will 
find what paper size your printer is set to. It will either be A4 or US 
letter size. Make sure it is set to A4.

Next look at the paper setup in word. Do this from file/page setup in the 
label document you are printing. The first tab is margins and the next is 
paper, which you can get to by using control+tab. Check that the paper size 
is set to A4.

Finally, when you select the label sheet from within word, make sure that 
you are selecting from Avery A4//A5 sheet size, tab until you get the 
details button and press the spacebar. This brings up the physical 
dimensions of the label and sheet. Tab until you hear 'paper size' and check 
that this is set to A4. this is probably what is causing the problem, but 
I've added the other possible causes so that you will feel confident that if 
all of these are set to A4, then the problem is indeed one of calibration .

I hope this helps, and if so will you let the list know as this has cropped 
up from time to time with others on this list.

Steve Green

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa Hodge" <theresa.hodge@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 4:47 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Printing on Labels

Hi George

It looks like I need to re-calibrate two printers then - because the 
result's the same on both my home and office ones!

Thanks very much.  At least I now know where to start!!!  I just need to 
find out how to do it!!

Theresa Hodge
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: George Bell
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 4:41 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Printing on Labels

  Hi Theresa,

  You probably need to re-calibrate your printer, but I'm afraid you will 
require sighted help for that.


    From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Theresa Hodge
    Sent: 12 December 2005 16:36
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [access-uk] Printing on Labels

    Hi All

    I'm using sheets of labels with 2 across and 7 down - exactly the same 
as the L7163 set-up in Word.  My top labels on each side end up in the right 
place, but as I go further down the page, the text that should start at the 
top of the label gradually comes further up on the previous label.

    I haven't altered any of the settings, and know I've managed to print 
labels perfectly well before using this set-up.

    Can anyone suggest what might be going wrong?

    Any help gratefully received.

    Theresa Hodge

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