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Print Manager in Windows NT version 3.5 does not maintain a default printer tray selection as in Windows NT version 3.1.
Windows NT printing is forms-based. Windows NT checks the form being printed on to discover what paper path to use. A form must be associated with a paper tray to be printed on anything other than the default form association. Once these associations are made, Windows NT is very flexible in printing. For example, a form Letter could be associated with the Upper Tray. Then a new form could be created with the same dimensions as Letter but called Letterhead. Letterhead could be associated with the Lower Tray. In use, one application could be a macro for a word processor that prints using Letterhead as the first page and then Letter for the rest.
A separate form is required for association with different printer paper paths. To add a new paper path and form, use the following procedure:
One form cannot be associated with multiple paper paths. This is the most common cause of difficulty when associating forms with a paper path. Print Manager allows multiple path associations but only one will work. A common example is the Letter form. The Letter form by default is associated with the first paper path in the list of paper paths. Even though you can define the Letter form for the Lower Tray, Windows NT still prints to the upper tray since the Letter form was first associated with the Upper Tray. In order to change the Letter form to use the Lower Tray, you must rename the form and associate it with the Lower Tray or remove the association with the Upper Tray.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Windows NT 3.51: HP-PCL Driver Does Not Send Output Tray Command
Article ID: 123316 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.1