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> From: Beth Friedman[SMTP:bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com]
> I have a Word 97 document that consists entirely of tables -- it was
> generated by performing a merge operation. Behind the table, there
> needs to be a graphic. Right now, I'm handling this by putting the
> graphic on the header page. After some initial difficulties (I had to
> turn off background printing, autosave, and printer spooling), the
> document prints just fine. But it prints _very_ slowly -- about three
> minutes per page. Since I have about 350 pages to print and I need
> this tomorrow, I'm running out of time.
> Is there any way to download the graphic to the printer and make it
> resident, so that it prints on every page, without having to send the
> graphic to the printer every page (I assume that's what's making it
> print so slowly)?
> I'm running Windows 95, and I'm printing to an HP 4MP, using the
> PostScript driver. Taking the document out of Word isn't really an
> option at this point, unless someone _knows_ that there'll be a major
> improvement with something else.
1. I don't know about downloading the graphic.
2. If you have Acrobat, try printing the doc to a PS file, running it
through Distiller, and printing from Reader.
3. You didn't say how much memory your printer has. You may need more
to speed up printing.
4. Make sure your printer setup under Win95 reflects the actual memory
in the printer. To find out how much is there, print a test page form
the printer's menu (not from the Print Test Page button in the printer's
Properties dialog in the Control Panel -- that doesn't give any useful
info). Let me know if you need further help determining or configuring
John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services, Application Delivery Group
Weyerhaeuser, WWC 2E2, Box 2999
Tacoma, WA 98477-2999 USA
253-924-7972 mailto:wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
(I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.)