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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on Today at 11:20:30 AM »
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Tech / Re: HP 7612 printer problems
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on February 20, 2019, 11:56:09 AM »
That confirms my theory that it's a .plist problem. I think the HPO has simply 'forgot' what size paper or the margins you are using. It just needs a bit of 'training' or perhaps some 'memory medicine'! :yahoo:

But I never recommend "trashing" a plist file. All you really need to do is tack on a bit of text such as "-old" between the name and the suffix (".plist"). That way, you can easily 're-install' the old plist should it be needed. If the new plist solves the problem, then, and only then, you delete the file. :thumbup: As I am too fond of saying, "Why would you want to take something out of the trash and use it again?! The trash is not for storage! It is for garbage." :yes: :wallbash: :coolio:
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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on February 20, 2019, 11:44:30 AM »
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Tech / Re: HP 7612 printer problems
« Last post by sluggo on February 20, 2019, 11:43:22 AM »
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I don't deal with equipment frustration well!
But! But... it may not have anything to do with "equipment"! :) Usually this kind of problem requires nothing more than re-naming the current .plist file so it can be recreated afresh. Might be handy to keep the 'old' printer around even after buying a new one. At least you can confirm that it actually works and can ask a better (higher) price for it.

Remember the old OS 8-9 days of just trashing the prefs? Good times!
I tried just printing out both the addressee and return address the old fashioned way on Avery stick on labels. No problem at all.
And there are dozens upon dozens of hp plist shown. I wouldn't even begin to know what to change.
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Tech / Re: HP 7612 printer problems
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on February 20, 2019, 11:11:06 AM »
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I don't deal with equipment frustration well!
But! But... it may not have anything to do with "equipment"! :) Usually this kind of problem requires nothing more than re-naming the current .plist file so it can be recreated afresh. Might be handy to keep the 'old' printer around even after buying a new one. At least you can confirm that it actually works and can ask a better (higher) price for it.
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Tech / Re: HP 7612 printer problems
« Last post by sluggo on February 20, 2019, 11:05:12 AM »
The problem is about to go away very soon. Scrolling down the page I found Paddy's post about Brother's ink being so much more inexpensive.
I opted to by a new Brother. For an extra $10 it comes with the first year's supply of ink.
Time to uninstall the HP software and get it listed on FB and Craigslist. I don't deal with equipment frustration well!
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Tech / HP 7612 printer problems
« Last post by sluggo on February 20, 2019, 09:43:38 AM »
I've had no real issues with the above printer until today. A template for a #10 envelope that I've had set up and used successfully for a couple of years has suddenly decided to start cutting off part of the left side of the return address. Not sure if this began after the most recent OS update or not.
I've Googled until I'm blue in the face. The common fix appeared to be to "reset the printer", essentially getting rid of the drivers and downloading new. Nope.
Try with borders. Nope. Try without borders. Nope. I've also run the alignment as a couple of the cartridges have been replaced within a close time frame. No luck.
I can't determine if this is an HP problem or a Pages problem. The envelope looks perfect in the preview pane but does not turn out that way when printed. Also, any changes that I make in the Format pane such as font size and spacing do not seem to hold, they revert back to something I don't want.
I hate to get rid of the printer because it's worked well for these past 2 years and I just spent $75 for new cartridges.
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Tech / Fed Up with Facebook?
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on February 20, 2019, 09:15:21 AM »
Here is a review of how you might use Slack with your family and friends. Slack was mainly designed for a company to help everyone on a team work together. Glenn Fleishman has written a "Take Control" book on how to use the app and offers some reasons why it could replace Facebook with your family. Whether you can succeed in a the fight with the inertia of lazy, data-security-challenged people is probably the source of several dozen other books. :Thinking: :whistling:


I'm preparing to dump FB yet again. I don't have many family or friends who want to talk to me, so it's not a job I want to tackle. :laughhard: Just getting people to use BCC was enough of a battle for me. :whoosh: :doh: :wallbash: Frankly, I suspect FB will die of government regulations before people will take control of their own data.
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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on February 19, 2019, 11:09:35 AM »
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Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« Last post by jchuzi on February 18, 2019, 06:40:24 PM »
A farmer finally decided to buy a TV. The store assured him that they would install the antenna and TV the next day. The next evening the farmer turned on his new TV and found only political ads on every channel. The next morning he turned the TV on and found only political ads again.

When he came in to eat lunch he tried the TV again but still only found political ads. The next day when he still found only political ads he called the store to complain. The owner said that it was impossible for every channel to only have political ads, but agreed to send their repairman to check the TV.

When the TV repairman turned on the TV he found that the farmer was right. After looking at the TV for a while he went outside to check the antenna. In a few minutes he returned and told the farmer he had found the problem. The antenna had been installed on top of the windmill and grounded to the MANURE spreader!!
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