How do I get my printer to print the way I used to print?

Question

I have had the ability in the past to be able to print one business card at a time on my Avery 8871 business card blanks. I normally use MS Publisher (contained within MS Office 2000 Professional) to create my business cards. My printer is a Canon S300.

I recently had to reformat my hard drive, which caused me to have to reload everyting. Before I reformatted, I was able to print only one card at a time on the ten card sheet when I chose to do so. Now I can only print the full ten cards at a time. If I want to print only one, the printer prints this card in the center of the ten card sheet, which makes it useless, as it overlaps two card blanks. Print setup, page setup, including the various options available, do not allow for this one-at-a-time printing option.

I have downloaded the most recent drivers from Canon for my printer. I did this in an effort at an attempted correction for my problem. Nothing seemed to change.

Before, I used to get a screen that showed a simulated blank sheet of ten cards. It allowed you to choose which card position to start with, and it allowed you to select how many cards you wanted to print.

I am sure you are asking yourself why anyone would only want to print one card at a time. The answer is simple. I want to use a business card as a place card at our Christmas dinner table for each guest. Therefore, I only need one card per person bearing each individuals name.

I would appreciate any help you can offer.

Answer

This question was answered on April 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem could be the way that you've reformatted your harddrive I don't know the specifics of what you did to your harddrive, but, you should try upgrading your operating system Then re-install your programs This should solve your problem You should also try reinstalling your printer driver.

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 21, 2004