Strange printing behaviour

Discussion in 'Word Graphics' started by Finn Stampe Mikkelsen, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. I’m experiencing something odd...

    I have this document, a job application, ending with a CV. Here i have inserted a picture of me at the buttom of the document, following the CV.

    The picture i a full color picture. The text is simple b&w text that has not been manipulated colorwise. The picture however, when printed to my color laser printer, is printed in b&w. This although tha printjob is set to print the document in full color.

    If I delete the text, but keep the picture, send the document to be printed without changing the print settings, the picture is printed in full color.

    If i reinsert the text, this time after the picture so it is located at the top of the document, and send the document to the printer again to be printed. Again without changing any printer setting, the picture is also printed in full color.

    Only if the picture is printed after the text, no matter how i place it there, the picture is printed in b&w...

    How can i change this behaviour?? What is the reason for this strange behaviour??

    /Finn
     
    Finn Stampe Mikkelsen, Sep 29, 2011
    #1
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  2. My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    them through "Properties" every time.

    On Sep 28, 9:16 pm, "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" <> wrote:
    > I’m experiencing something odd...
    >
    > I have this document, a job application, ending with a CV. Here i have inserted a picture of me at the buttom of the document, following the CV.
    >
    > The picture i a full color picture. The text is simple b&w text that has not been manipulated colorwise. The picture however, when printed to my color laser printer, is printed in b&w. This although tha printjob is set to print the document in full color.
    >
    > If I delete the text, but keep the picture, send the document to be printed without changing the print settings, the picture is printed in full color.
    >
    > If i reinsert the text, this time after the picture so it is located at the top of the document, and send the document to the printer again to be printed. Again without changing any printer setting, the picture is also printed in full color.
    >
    > Only if the picture is printed after the text, no matter how i place it there, the picture is printed in b&w...
    >
    > How can i change this behaviour?? What is the reason for this strange behaviour??
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Peter T. Daniels, Sep 29, 2011
    #2
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  3. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    It should be possible to change the defaults, by accessing the printer settings in Control Panel.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Peter T. Daniels" <> wrote in message news:...
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    >
    > On Sep 28, 9:16 pm, "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" <> wrote:
    >> I’m experiencing something odd...
    >>
    >> I have this document, a job application, ending with a CV. Here i have inserted a picture of me at the buttom of the document, following the CV.
    >>
    >> The picture i a full color picture. The text is simple b&w text that has not been manipulated colorwise. The picture however, when printed to my color laser printer, is printed in b&w. This although tha printjob is set to print the document in full color.
    >>
    >> If I delete the text, but keep the picture, send the document to be printed without changing the print settings, the picture is printed in full color.
    >>
    >> If i reinsert the text, this time after the picture so it is located at the top of the document, and send the document to the printer again to be printed. Again without changing any printer setting, the picture is also printed in full color.
    >>
    >> Only if the picture is printed after the text, no matter how i place it there, the picture is printed in b&w...
    >>
    >> How can i change this behaviour?? What is the reason for this strange behaviour??
    >>
    >> /Finn

    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Sep 29, 2011
    #3
  4. Indeed, I used to have it right! But try finding the right combination
    of stuff in Windows 7 and the new HP "Solution Center."

    On Sep 29, 1:32 pm, "Stefan Blom"
    <> wrote:
    > It should be possible to change the defaults, by accessing the printer settings in Control Panel.
    >
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" <> wrote in messagenews:...
    >
    >
    >
    > > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > > them through "Properties" every time.

    >
    > > On Sep 28, 9:16 pm, "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" <> wrote:
    > >> I m experiencing something odd...

    >
    > >> I have this document, a job application, ending with a CV. Here i haveinserted a picture of me at the buttom of the document, following the CV.

    >
    > >> The picture i a full color picture. The text is simple b&w text that has not been manipulated colorwise. The picture however, when printed to my color laser printer, is printed in b&w. This although tha printjob is set to print the document in full color.

    >
    > >> If I delete the text, but keep the picture, send the document to be printed without changing the print settings, the picture is printed in full color.

    >
    > >> If i reinsert the text, this time after the picture so it is located at the top of the document, and send the document to the printer again to beprinted. Again without changing any printer setting, the picture is also printed in full color.

    >
    > >> Only if the picture is printed after the text, no matter how i place it there, the picture is printed in b&w...

    >
    > >> How can i change this behaviour?? What is the reason for this strange behaviour??
     
    Peter T. Daniels, Sep 29, 2011
    #4
  5. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Good point. HP does complicate matters, and for some reason there drivers never seem to work well with Microsoft products...

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Peter T. Daniels" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Indeed, I used to have it right! But try finding the right combination
    > of stuff in Windows 7 and the new HP "Solution Center."
    >
    > On Sep 29, 1:32 pm, "Stefan Blom"
    > <> wrote:
    >> It should be possible to change the defaults, by accessing the printer settings in Control Panel.
    >>
    >> Stefan Blom
    >> Microsoft Word MVP
    >>
    >> "Peter T. Daniels" <> wrote in messagenews:...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    >> > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    >> > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    >> > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    >> > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    >> > them through "Properties" every time.

    >>
    >> > On Sep 28, 9:16 pm, "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" <> wrote:
    >> >> I m experiencing something odd...

    >>
    >> >> I have this document, a job application, ending with a CV. Here i have inserted a picture of me at the buttom of the document, following the CV.

    >>
    >> >> The picture i a full color picture. The text is simple b&w text that has not been manipulated colorwise. The picture however, when printed to my color laser printer, is printed in b&w. This although tha printjob is set to print the document in full color.

    >>
    >> >> If I delete the text, but keep the picture, send the document to be printed without changing the print settings, the picture is printed in full color.

    >>
    >> >> If i reinsert the text, this time after the picture so it is located at the top of the document, and send the document to the printer again to be printed. Again without changing any printer setting, the picture is also printed in full color.

    >>
    >> >> Only if the picture is printed after the text, no matter how i place it there, the picture is printed in b&w...

    >>
    >> >> How can i change this behaviour?? What is the reason for this strange behaviour??
     
    Stefan Blom, Sep 29, 2011
    #5
  6. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message news:j62o3g$q6n$...
    > Good point. HP does complicate matters, and for some reason there drivers never seem to work well with Microsoft products...
    >


    Obviously I meant to write THEIR drivers, not "there."

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP
     
    Stefan Blom, Sep 29, 2011
    #6
  7. I've had nothing but HP printers and no problems printing from any MS
    programs. But I guess I've just been lucky.

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    news:j62o8u$r9a$...
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    > news:j62o3g$q6n$...
    >> Good point. HP does complicate matters, and for some reason there drivers
    >> never seem to work well with Microsoft products...
    >>

    >
    > Obviously I meant to write THEIR drivers, not "there."
    >
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Sep 30, 2011
    #7
  8. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    I avoid them, discouraged by all the stories I read here and in the Microsoft forums. :)

    I did purchase an HP scanner the other year, and I had a lot of trouble with the driver, which kept reporting that a file was missing. An update improved the situation, but I finally decided to get rid of the scanner anyway.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message news:j62v6j$a0c$...
    > I've had nothing but HP printers and no problems printing from any MS
    > programs. But I guess I've just been lucky.
    >
    > --
    > Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > Words into Type
    > Fairhope, Alabama USA
    > http://word.mvps.org
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    > news:j62o8u$r9a$...
    >>
    >> "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    >> news:j62o3g$q6n$...
    >>> Good point. HP does complicate matters, and for some reason there drivers
    >>> never seem to work well with Microsoft products...
    >>>

    >>
    >> Obviously I meant to write THEIR drivers, not "there."
    >>
    >> Stefan Blom
    >> Microsoft Word MVP

    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Sep 30, 2011
    #8
  9. "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...

    My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    them through "Properties" every time.
    =========================================================

    There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..

    Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture to
    the start of the document prior to the text..

    This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to be
    printed in greyscale..

    I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..

    /Finn
     
    Finn Stampe Mikkelsen, Sep 30, 2011
    #9
  10. I have an HP scanner, and, although it was a huge leap forward from my
    previous (very slow) scanner, it has a wretched TWAIN interface and scans
    everything just ever so slightly crooked. <sigh> When I finally have to move
    to Windows 7 on my desktop, perhaps I'll luck out and find that a W7 driver
    is not available for that scanner, giving me the excuse to get a new one.
    <g> What really drives me crazy about it is that the underside of the glass
    is kind of fogged, and although I've removed the glass and cleaned it,
    everything I do just seems to make the situation worse. Amazingly, it
    doesn't seem to affect the scan quality noticeably, but it still bugs me.

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    news:j630d2$fm8$...
    >I avoid them, discouraged by all the stories I read here and in the
    >Microsoft forums. :)
    >
    > I did purchase an HP scanner the other year, and I had a lot of trouble
    > with the driver, which kept reporting that a file was missing. An update
    > improved the situation, but I finally decided to get rid of the scanner
    > anyway.
    >
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
    >
    >
    > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message
    > news:j62v6j$a0c$...
    >> I've had nothing but HP printers and no problems printing from any MS
    >> programs. But I guess I've just been lucky.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Suzanne S. Barnhill
    >> Microsoft MVP (Word)
    >> Words into Type
    >> Fairhope, Alabama USA
    >> http://word.mvps.org
    >>
    >> "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    >> news:j62o8u$r9a$...
    >>>
    >>> "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:j62o3g$q6n$...
    >>>> Good point. HP does complicate matters, and for some reason there
    >>>> drivers never seem to work well with Microsoft products...
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Obviously I meant to write THEIR drivers, not "there."
    >>>
    >>> Stefan Blom
    >>> Microsoft Word MVP

    >>

    >
    >
    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Sep 30, 2011
    #10
  11. I've been using the HP PhotoSmart All-in-One for four years or so (I'm
    surprised they still sell the cartridge for it) and never had that
    sort of problem (and didn't have the default-reset problem until I
    moved to the Windows 7 laptop).

    On Sep 29, 10:29 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote:
    > I have an HP scanner, and, although it was a huge leap forward from my
    > previous (very slow) scanner, it has a wretched TWAIN interface and scans
    > everything just ever so slightly crooked. <sigh> When I finally have to move
    > to Windows 7 on my desktop, perhaps I'll luck out and find that a W7 driver
    > is not available for that scanner, giving me the excuse to get a new one.
    > <g> What really drives me crazy about it is that the underside of the glass
    > is kind of fogged, and although I've removed the glass and cleaned it,
    > everything I do just seems to make the situation worse. Amazingly, it
    > doesn't seem to affect the scan quality noticeably, but it still bugs me.
    >
    > --
    > Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > Words into Type
    > Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:j630d2$fm8$...
    >
    >
    >
    > >I avoid them, discouraged by all the stories I read here and in the
    > >Microsoft forums. :)

    >
    > > I did purchase an HP scanner the other year, and I had a lot of trouble
    > > with the driver, which kept reporting that a file was missing. An update
    > > improved the situation, but I finally decided to get rid of the scanner
    > > anyway.

    >
    > > Stefan Blom
    > > Microsoft Word MVP

    >
    > > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message
    > >news:j62v6j$a0c$...
    > >> I've had nothing but HP printers and no problems printing from any MS
    > >> programs. But I guess I've just been lucky.

    >
    > >> --
    > >> Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > >> Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > >> Words into Type
    > >> Fairhope, Alabama USA
    > >>http://word.mvps.org

    >
    > >> "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    > >>news:j62o8u$r9a$...

    >
    > >>> "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    > >>>news:j62o3g$q6n$...
    > >>>> Good point. HP does complicate matters, and for some reason there
    > >>>> drivers never seem to work well with Microsoft products...

    >
    > >>> Obviously I meant to write THEIR drivers, not "there."

    >
    > >>> Stefan Blom
    > >>> Microsoft Word MVP- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
    Peter T. Daniels, Sep 30, 2011
    #11
  12. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Stefan Blom, Oct 3, 2011
    #12
  13. The document does not seem to be corrupted.. I've shown all paragraph marks (and other formatting marks) and they all seem to be in
    order...

    Funny thing is, that beside the behavior described (moving the picture to the front = color pic), the document prints fine in a Word
    2007 i have installed on another computer. My current word is version 2010....

    I have tried to remove and reinstall printer drivers from scratch without any change in behavior.... The Word 2007 print to the same
    printer, Brother DSP-9045CDN Network Printer... Both computers are on the same network....

    I have tried to copy the document into a new document, then inserted the pic from scratch in that new document, with the same
    result...

    /Finn
    ++++


    ===================
    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6arb7$t6r$...

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new
    document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version
    prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture
    > to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to
    > be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Finn Stampe Mikkelsen, Oct 6, 2011
    #13
  14. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Document corruption doesn't always "show" just by looking at a document...

    What about the other computer, the one where things do work? Is it using a different operating system? In that case, the drivers are almost certainly different, which could explain the issue. Have you tried updating the driver on the problem machine (go to Brother's web site)?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8d3c35$0$288$...

    The document does not seem to be corrupted.. I've shown all paragraph marks (and other formatting marks) and they all seem to be in
    order...

    Funny thing is, that beside the behavior described (moving the picture to the front = color pic), the document prints fine in a Word
    2007 i have installed on another computer. My current word is version 2010....

    I have tried to remove and reinstall printer drivers from scratch without any change in behavior.... The Word 2007 print to the same
    printer, Brother DSP-9045CDN Network Printer... Both computers are on the same network....

    I have tried to copy the document into a new document, then inserted the pic from scratch in that new document, with the same
    result...

    /Finn
    ++++


    ===================
    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6arb7$t6r$...

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new
    document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version
    prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture
    > to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to
    > be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Stefan Blom, Oct 6, 2011
    #14
  15. I'm aware that errors are not always visible to the naked eye.

    I have used the same document on both machines, which should cause the error (if present) should be present in both cases.

    As for the other machine, it is using Vista/Word 2007. Here it works fine. This machine uses Win7/Word 2010. Here it does not work.

    I believe the drivers, as i can find out, are similar on Win7/Vista...

    As for using latest drivers, i can answer that with yes. I removed the driver from Win7 and reinstalled the printer using lates
    drivers from Brothers website...

    /Finn







    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6jk97$3e2$...

    Document corruption doesn't always "show" just by looking at a document...

    What about the other computer, the one where things do work? Is it using a different operating system? In that case, the drivers are
    almost certainly different, which could explain the issue. Have you tried updating the driver on the problem machine (go to
    Brother's web site)?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8d3c35$0$288$...

    The document does not seem to be corrupted.. I've shown all paragraph marks (and other formatting marks) and they all seem to be in
    order...

    Funny thing is, that beside the behavior described (moving the picture to the front = color pic), the document prints fine in a Word
    2007 i have installed on another computer. My current word is version 2010....

    I have tried to remove and reinstall printer drivers from scratch without any change in behavior.... The Word 2007 print to the same
    printer, Brother DSP-9045CDN Network Printer... Both computers are on the same network....

    I have tried to copy the document into a new document, then inserted the pic from scratch in that new document, with the same
    result...

    /Finn
    ++++


    ===================
    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6arb7$t6r$...

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new
    document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version
    prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture
    > to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to
    > be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Finn Stampe Mikkelsen, Oct 6, 2011
    #15
  16. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    I'm running out of ideas here.... :-(

    Have you tried saving to PDF and printing the PDF? Does that work properly?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8dd5a4$0$292$...

    I'm aware that errors are not always visible to the naked eye.

    I have used the same document on both machines, which should cause the error (if present) should be present in both cases.

    As for the other machine, it is using Vista/Word 2007. Here it works fine. This machine uses Win7/Word 2010. Here it does not work.

    I believe the drivers, as i can find out, are similar on Win7/Vista...

    As for using latest drivers, i can answer that with yes. I removed the driver from Win7 and reinstalled the printer using lates
    drivers from Brothers website...

    /Finn







    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6jk97$3e2$...

    Document corruption doesn't always "show" just by looking at a document...

    What about the other computer, the one where things do work? Is it using a different operating system? In that case, the drivers are
    almost certainly different, which could explain the issue. Have you tried updating the driver on the problem machine (go to
    Brother's web site)?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8d3c35$0$288$...

    The document does not seem to be corrupted.. I've shown all paragraph marks (and other formatting marks) and they all seem to be in
    order...

    Funny thing is, that beside the behavior described (moving the picture to the front = color pic), the document prints fine in a Word
    2007 i have installed on another computer. My current word is version 2010....

    I have tried to remove and reinstall printer drivers from scratch without any change in behavior.... The Word 2007 print to the same
    printer, Brother DSP-9045CDN Network Printer... Both computers are on the same network....

    I have tried to copy the document into a new document, then inserted the pic from scratch in that new document, with the same
    result...

    /Finn
    ++++


    ===================
    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6arb7$t6r$...

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new
    document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version
    prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture
    > to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to
    > be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Stefan Blom, Oct 7, 2011
    #16
  17. I'm also out of ideas...

    Yes, i have tried to print it to PDF, with the same results...

    Meanwhile i have also tried to print it from a third computer. Same unchanged document, Win7/Word 2010 installation, and here it
    prints fine with full color picture...

    I'm flabergasted....

    /Finn





    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6mj7h$eqt$...

    I'm running out of ideas here.... :-(

    Have you tried saving to PDF and printing the PDF? Does that work properly?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8dd5a4$0$292$...

    I'm aware that errors are not always visible to the naked eye.

    I have used the same document on both machines, which should cause the error (if present) should be present in both cases.

    As for the other machine, it is using Vista/Word 2007. Here it works fine. This machine uses Win7/Word 2010. Here it does not work.

    I believe the drivers, as i can find out, are similar on Win7/Vista...

    As for using latest drivers, i can answer that with yes. I removed the driver from Win7 and reinstalled the printer using lates
    drivers from Brothers website...

    /Finn







    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6jk97$3e2$...

    Document corruption doesn't always "show" just by looking at a document...

    What about the other computer, the one where things do work? Is it using a different operating system? In that case, the drivers are
    almost certainly different, which could explain the issue. Have you tried updating the driver on the problem machine (go to
    Brother's web site)?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8d3c35$0$288$...

    The document does not seem to be corrupted.. I've shown all paragraph marks (and other formatting marks) and they all seem to be in
    order...

    Funny thing is, that beside the behavior described (moving the picture to the front = color pic), the document prints fine in a Word
    2007 i have installed on another computer. My current word is version 2010....

    I have tried to remove and reinstall printer drivers from scratch without any change in behavior.... The Word 2007 print to the same
    printer, Brother DSP-9045CDN Network Printer... Both computers are on the same network....

    I have tried to copy the document into a new document, then inserted the pic from scratch in that new document, with the same
    result...

    /Finn
    ++++


    ===================
    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6arb7$t6r$...

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new
    document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version
    prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture
    > to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to
    > be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Finn Stampe Mikkelsen, Oct 7, 2011
    #17
  18. Finn Stampe Mikkelsen

    Stefan Blom Guest

    It is peculiar indeed. :-(

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" <> wrote in message news:4e8ee5b4$0$295$...
    I'm also out of ideas...

    Yes, i have tried to print it to PDF, with the same results...

    Meanwhile i have also tried to print it from a third computer. Same unchanged document, Win7/Word 2010 installation, and here it
    prints fine with full color picture...

    I'm flabergasted....

    /Finn





    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6mj7h$eqt$...

    I'm running out of ideas here.... :-(

    Have you tried saving to PDF and printing the PDF? Does that work properly?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8dd5a4$0$292$...

    I'm aware that errors are not always visible to the naked eye.

    I have used the same document on both machines, which should cause the error (if present) should be present in both cases.

    As for the other machine, it is using Vista/Word 2007. Here it works fine. This machine uses Win7/Word 2010. Here it does not work.

    I believe the drivers, as i can find out, are similar on Win7/Vista...

    As for using latest drivers, i can answer that with yes. I removed the driver from Win7 and reinstalled the printer using lates
    drivers from Brothers website...

    /Finn







    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6jk97$3e2$...

    Document corruption doesn't always "show" just by looking at a document...

    What about the other computer, the one where things do work? Is it using a different operating system? In that case, the drivers are
    almost certainly different, which could explain the issue. Have you tried updating the driver on the problem machine (go to
    Brother's web site)?

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "Finn Stampe Mikkelsen" wrote in message news:4e8d3c35$0$288$...

    The document does not seem to be corrupted.. I've shown all paragraph marks (and other formatting marks) and they all seem to be in
    order...

    Funny thing is, that beside the behavior described (moving the picture to the front = color pic), the document prints fine in a Word
    2007 i have installed on another computer. My current word is version 2010....

    I have tried to remove and reinstall printer drivers from scratch without any change in behavior.... The Word 2007 print to the same
    printer, Brother DSP-9045CDN Network Printer... Both computers are on the same network....

    I have tried to copy the document into a new document, then inserted the pic from scratch in that new document, with the same
    result...

    /Finn
    ++++


    ===================
    "Stefan Blom" skrev i meddelelsen news:j6arb7$t6r$...

    It could be some strange kind of corruption. What happens if you copy the content, minus the final paragraph mark, into a new
    document? (To show/hide paragraph marks, press the ¶ button on the Home tab or on the Standard toolbar if you are using a version
    prior to Word 2007.)

    For more on document corruption, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    On 2011-09-30 01:54, Finn Stampe Mikkelsen wrote:
    >
    > "Peter T. Daniels" skrev i meddelelsen news:...
    >
    > My HP PhotoSmart printer defaults to "Grayscale." I have to remember
    > to click "Properties" in the Print dialog every time I open a document
    > and change the Shortcut setting to "Economical" (or whatever it's
    > called) and the Color setting to "Color." Maybe Word likes to override
    > whatever your printer's defaults are, and you have to manually reset
    > them through "Properties" every time.
    > =========================================================
    >
    > There may be some possible way that would happen, but it is not likely to be the case here..
    >
    > Like i said, the picture is printed in full color if i cut out the text of the excisting document and also if i move the picture
    > to the start of the document prior to the text..
    >
    > This makes no sense to me other that for some reason the text has adapted some setting that instructs the rest of the document to
    > be printed in greyscale..
    >
    > I have never heard of this before and i'm very puzzled about this..
    >
    > /Finn
     
    Stefan Blom, Oct 9, 2011
    #18
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