Word/Excel documents remember paper tray

File-under ‘silly things I’ve learned lately’: Microsoft Word (and Excel) files can call for a printer paper tray independent of the printer selected.  A real problem when someone creates documents daily with a really-old template file that calls for say tray #3, even though the printer your office had with letter size in tray 3 is long gone (and the new replacement has legal in tray 3).

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So for gosh sake, unless you really, really need to specify it – leave the page setup in Word as “automatically select”, otherwise expect your jobs to not print and to find a flashing warning light on your printer asking you to insert different sized paper in the tray or choose an alternate tray.

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