Method to print a test page on Windows® XP
What is the need to print a test page on Windows XP?
The option to print a test page in Windows XP Operating System can be used as a troubleshooting option for the user. Test page printing will be enabled by the user while connecting a printer for the first time to the computer. The test page printout will ensure the working condition of the printer. Printers that fail to print a test page can be considered damaged printers and users should seek the help of the printer manufacturer. The user can also enable test page printing after the cleaning process for the printer or after modifying the printer device or the driver on the system. Thus, the user can check the operation of the device through test printing.
Points related with the method to print a test page on Windows XP and the method to create a shortcut for test page printing on Windows XP:
- Steps to follow while printing a test page
- Method to create a shortcut for test page printing
- Need and tips to create a shortcut
Steps to follow while printing a test page
Printing of a test page on a Windows XP system can be done through following steps below. Access the 'Printers and Faxes' option from the Start menu or through the Control Panel. Then right-click on the printer device icon that is connected to the system. Select the 'Properties' option and then click on print test page option provided at the Printer Properties dialog box. Thus, test page printing can be enabled on a users computer running a Windows XP Operating System.
Method to create a shortcut for test page printing
The user should follow the steps mentioned below for the purpose of creating a shortcut for the test page printing option. Right-click on the empty area at the desktop and select the option for creating a new shortcut. Now a shortcut creation wizard will appear on the screen. In the text box that is located near the option to provide the path of the shortcut icon, type the path of the printing test page option for the particular printer device connected to the system. Now provide a name for the shortcut and also type the name of the printer device connected to the system. Click 'Ok' and close the wizard window. Now the shortcut will appear on the desktop.
The shortcut for test page printing is required for the purpose of avoiding steps that should be followed for accessing the test page printing option. The shortcut will enable the printing of the test page with a single click on the icon. The user should be aware about the location of the printer function that enables test page printing. The path should be mentioned correctly on the wizard for accessing the option.
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