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Old Jul 21, 2007, 3:43 PM   #1
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I had to turn off my printer in order to clear a jam. While the printer was turned of, Qimage completed processing a job (5 large images that took 20 minutes), then it beeped as it usually does, but unfortunately, it didn't print when I turned the printer on. I looked in the printer queue (Epson R1800), and there's nothing there.

Is this normal behavior? Or should it be saving the job in the queue for later printing (once the printer is back online)?


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Old Jul 23, 2007, 9:51 AM   #2
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Based on what you wrote, my guess is that the operating system (Windows spooler) deleted the document because it detected you turning the printer off mid-stream. Most spoolers will do this to avoid starting the stream back up and just pushing out hundreds of pages of garbled text which is what might happen when you interrupt a graphics printing job mid-stream and try to restart it. So it'll accept the data for that same job because it has to, but when the job is finished it'll just delete it from the spooler rather than try to start it up again. Usually it will restart if you don't turn the printer off but just pause it instead. Turning it off is most likely what caused the job to be removed.

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