This article was previously published under Q298953
Text, paragraph, and table borders that use dots, dashes, multilines, and wavy lines may not be printed correctly. The borders may be printed as solid lines.
This problem occurs with certain printers, depending upon the version of Microsoft Word and the operating system that you are using. The following table lists the tested combinations that print the borders incorrectly (listed in the table as Fail) and those that print the borders correctly (listed in the table as Pass). There may be other combinations that have not been tested yet.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1.
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.