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No Default printer selected - But it is

by edwardnav / April 18, 2014 1:49 AM PDT

Hopefully another minor issue on my new HP Pavilion Slim line model 400-214 desktop computer with windows 8.1 installed and updated per control panel update area. All updates done.

Situation, went to manufacture web site to get the latest drivers, 64 bit, for my Epson Stylus NX305 model printer. FYI, I installed and uninstalled drivers twice trying to resolve issue. In "devices" area, Epson printer is set as "default". So, I can pint a web page. Good. I can print from Notepad. Good. I can print from Word Pad. Good. I can print a "word" processor page from my installed "Microsoft Works suite" word processor program. Good.

However, I "cannot" print a spreadsheet from the same installed "Microsoft Works suite". Message comes up that states: No Default printer selected.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions,


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I didn't find Windows 8 listed as a supported OS for Works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2014 1:56 AM PDT

Don't panic, go get LibreOffice and copy/paste your spreadsheet to one in LibreOffice.

Also, I'm keeping my eye on Calligra. Do not download from other than the original sites for these as many sites will get you extra stuff you don't want.

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I was hoping to find a site - where is it?
by edwardnav / April 18, 2014 6:03 AM PDT

If I'm going to be on this computer I need to know what I can and cannot download and install.

I'll use anything that works, no pun intended.

Thanks for replying Bob

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Google worked fine
by itsdigger / April 19, 2014 2:13 AM PDT
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Thanks for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 19, 2014 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Google worked fine

Calligra is at my top of "watch and try this" list.

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Forgot this one
by itsdigger / April 19, 2014 2:30 AM PDT
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Thanks - I found this eariler, But
by edwardnav / April 19, 2014 5:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Forgot this one

after I put in a few that I had, and that were working, this site them list them at all. But I added to my favorites any way.

Thanks for replying.

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