Note This behavior is not specific to Word. You may experience these symptoms in other programs such as Notepad, WordPad, and Microsoft Excel.
- You use a different printer.
- You change the version of the operating system.
- You change the version of the printer driver.
When you select a different printer, the paper settings are reacquired from the new driver. This behavior is by design. Naming conventions are not consistent for these settings across all printer drivers. Therefore, the program rereads the printer driver because the program detects that the printer has changed.
Method 1Add custom forms to Microsoft Windows. Then, select the names of those forms in the Page Setup dialog box.For more information about how to add custom forms to Windows, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Method 2In Word, you may be able to work around this behavior by using a macro to set the tray settings to the desired setting. For example, you can use the following macro to set all pages in the document to manual feed.
.FirstPageTray = wdPrinterManualFeed
.OtherPagesTray = wdPrinterManualFeed
Article ID: 918893 - Last Review: Oct 16, 2007 - Revision: 1