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Win 7 - Multiple default printers

Sometime last year I had mentioned about the problem I had faced with Word, where it used to display "Word has stopped working". Many people reverted back with same issues. The good news is that with Win 7, this issue won't be seen.

With Win 7, you can now specify different default printers based on your current network. See the figure below that shows how this can be configured.


The earlier problem with Word was happening due to the specific printer not being available. Since I can now configure different default printers based on the network I am on, the issue of not finding printer will not arise.

The issue of printer could possibly also get addressed with Office 2010 as well. I had played around a bit with Office 2010, but more with Outlook 2010. What ever little I used this technology preview bits, I didn't see this printer related problem.


Would have been useful if you had included details of how to access the Manage Default Printer options.


Graham, you will find this within "Devices and Printers". The Manage default printers is an option listed on the top blue bar.

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