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Envelope Printing on an HP 656C

Nov 22, 2010 7:34AM PST

When I try to print an envelope, preferably in Filemaker Pro, the return address cannot print the first 4 characters. Microsoft Word has the identical problem.

Suggestions?

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Maybe you are too close to the edge of the printable area
Nov 22, 2010 8:06AM PST

try moving the address box to the right a little and enlarging the text box too


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Envelope Printing on an HP 656C
Nov 22, 2010 9:18PM PST

Thanks for your response.

I've moved it in and it made no difference unless I moved it in far enough to look like an address and not a return address. That is not professional looking.

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Agreed
Nov 23, 2010 9:02AM PST

Any chance you could alter the margins on that template?

I print envelopes from FMP without your problem.

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Envelope Printing on an HP 656C
Nov 24, 2010 6:55AM PST

Thanks for your response.

I've tried that. I think the problem is FMP doesn't talk very clearly to my HP 656C. The HP has the same problem with Word but not with a $500,00 app, "Letters and Envelopes".

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Five hundred dollar app!!
Nov 24, 2010 8:04AM PST

Surely a typographical error there. Happy

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Typo
Nov 25, 2010 7:15AM PST

$50.00 is the cost of the app.

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Much better, but,
Nov 25, 2010 8:28AM PST

still a little expensive for what is really a little utility.

Avery Pro does a similar thing, envelopes and labels, and is free.

I don't suppose you have another printer to test your theory about the printer being the problem?


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HP Printer Problems
Nov 25, 2010 9:50PM PST

I have two more printers attached to my Dell PC. I might try to see if the Epson would check on the HP as a viaraible. Good idea!

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HP 656 Envelope Printing
Nov 26, 2010 12:35AM PST

I downloaded the Avery product you suggested and - please forgive my density - I see nothing that pertains to envelopes.

Suggestions?

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Ooops,
Nov 26, 2010 4:14AM PST

been a while since I used it and I obviously confused the Return labels with the Return address on the envelope.

Sorry about that, at least it was free.

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Solved
Apr 24, 2011 7:55AM PDT

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