Printer not available error in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is mainly used as an e-mail application but also includes a calendar, note taking program, task manager, a journal, contact manager and enables web browsing. Besides a standalone application, there are also certain third-party add-on applications available to integrate Microsoft Outlook 2007 with devices such as BlackBerry mobile phones and other software like Office & Skype Internet communication. It could be used by multiple users in an organization with the help of Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for sharing mailboxes and calendars, exchanging public folders, SharePoint lists and meeting schedules.
Due to its multi-faceted features, Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a preferred application for most PC users. However, while working on it, you may sometimes face certain errors that may reduce the flexibility that you are enjoying with it and also the issues may hamper your productivity. So that the application is always up and running and you do not waste time and effort, we have compiled for you everything that you need to know about the printer errors that you may face while working on Microsoft Outlook 2007. This is specific to the printer not available error that many Microsoft Outlook 2007 users have occasionally faced.
Here are the details:
- What is the “printer not available” error?
While working in Microsoft Outlook 2007, when you may attempt to take the print out of an e-mail, anerror message may be displayed on the screen notifying you that the print job has halted. The message may further alert you that the printing is not available or there isn’t yet a printer installed. This, even after you may have previously successfully printed end number of e-mails! The message may also advise you to select and configure a printer in the Windows Control Panel.
- What causes the error?
The main reason for the occurrence of this issue is error in the printer settings. It could be also due to the reason that the printer that you have installed has not yet been set as the default printer. Another reason that can set off this issue is a corrupted printer driver or its improper installation. Outdated printer driver can also cause the “printer not printing” issues in your Microsoft Outlook 2007 application. Malwares and incorrect connection of printers are also rare causes but nevertheless common.
- Tips to resolve it
Like there are several causes, the tips to resolve this issue are varied too. Read through the ones mentioned below and see which will best suit your case:
1. Ensure that the printer is properly connected.
2. Check the cables and the connection and in case there is a faulty cable attached, replace it with one that is functional.
3. Remove and reinstall the printer. Once the installation is complete, set it as your default printer. To do it:
- Go to the Start menu and click on the ‘Printers’ option.
- Right-click on the option and scroll down to the ‘Set as Default Printer’ option.
- Select it and click on OK
4. Install the latest printer driver by visiting the official website of the printer manufacturer and downloading it from there.
This should be able to take care of the “printer not available” error in Microsoft Outlook 2007. Should you still face the error, feel free to contact iYogi tech experts by dialing our toll free number. Our technicians are well-trained to resolve printer issues and can fix this error in no time and right in front of you… So call us as per your convenience…