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When you try to print a Web page using Internet Explorer or a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) message using Outlook Express, HTML source code may be printed instead of the Web page or message you are viewing.
This problem can occur if temporary files (.tmp) are associated with a text editor (such as Notepad).
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
When you print a Web page using Internet Explorer 4.0 or an HTML message using Outlook Express, it is saved as a temporary file before it is printed. If temporary files are associated with a text editor (such as Notepad), Internet Explorer 4.0 or Outlook Express may mistake these files for plain text files and print the HTML code of the Web page or message you are viewing.
Article ID: 175322 - Last Review: December 5, 2003 - Revision: 3.0
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