23 April 2011

How to Print a Test Page in Windows 7

Bought a new printer and installed it including its drivers on Windows? Then your initial step should be to print a test page, so as to determine if everything has been setup properly. The process to print a test page is quite different in Windows 7, so let’s see how to take a test print page on a Windows 7 computer.

A test page provides visual confirmation that your printer works. It can also contain useful troubleshooting information, such as details about the printer driver.
The Test Page function sends the command directly from the printer driver and thus enables a user to determine if the problem is related to a communication issue or an actual problem with the application that is being used.
Printing a Test Page in Windows 7 -
1. Open Start menu > Control Panel > Devices and Printers.
2. Under Printers and Faxes, right-click on your printer and select ‘Printer properties’.
Printer properties
3. The Printer properties window will open, click the “Print Test Page” button listed under the General tab.
Print Test Page
4. A dialog box will appear stating that the test page has been sent to printer.
test page_dialog box
Now check the test print page, locate and fix the issues if there’s any problem

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