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Re: Unable to print notebook

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  • Subject: [mg70552] Re: [mg70515] Unable to print notebook
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 03:22:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 04:17:46 -0400 (EDT), Virgil Stokes wrote:
> I am using Mathematica 5.2 and when I try to print a notebook I get the
> following popu (Why the Beep?)
> An error occurred while printing. Check your printer settings, and see
> your computer's user manual if you continue to have trouble    printing.
> Error code = 5.
> I tried many different settings for the printer; but, none corrected
> this error. Note, this entire notebook has printed with no problems in
> the past.
> How can I correct this problem and print my notebook?
> --Thanks,
> V. Stokes

Error code 5 indicates that the operating system is returning an 'access 
denied' message at some point during printing.  I've never seen this kind 
of printing error in a Windows application before, and I'm not entirely 
certain what would cause it aside from attempts to use a network printer to 
which access has been restricted.

You should certainly try printing from other programs to see if they 
experience problems as well.  If the printer is a network printer, you 
should talk to your local IT person.  Otherwise, perhaps reinstalling your 
printer might help.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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