Asked • 03/22/19

How can I prevent Word/Excel from trying to reach the printer?

Whenever I perform certain operations in Word or Excel (2007), these applications are trying to reach the printer. I work on a laptop at work and at home. When I'm at home (not connected to my work's printer), I sometimes have to wait many seconds for Word/Excel to become responsive after performing operations such as making a cell bold in Excel, or pasting a paragraph from a webpage to Word. In Word I may have a small message at the bottom saying something like "Trying to connect to the printer, press Esc to abort". Sometimes if I do press Esc, Word crashes. Is there a workaround?

1 Expert Answer


Margaret H. answered • 03/22/19

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Microsoft Word

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