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Old 05-13-2010, 08:11 AM
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I've been using Word and Excel 2003 Professional Edition for over a year now without any issues. I am very familiar with borders and how they work, how to turn them on and off for printing, etc.

One day about a month ago, both Word and Excel started exhibiting a strange (and extremely frustrating) behavior that has been reoccurring each and every time I try to print with borders:

Tables in Word and cells in Excel are both affected exactly the same. When I have border lines in a document, they all appear on screen and in preview. However when I print, random border lines will be missing. It is so random that I could print the same document three times in a row and different lines could be missing in each printout.

The missing lines can be horizontal or vertical, outer sections or inner sections, they can be the entire length/width of the table or span only one cell.

What I notice is that the most frequently missing lines are horizontal lines that span the entire width of the table. Perhaps about half of the lines will be missing most of the time.

Any advice as to how I might fix this perplexing problem?
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:56 AM
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This seems more like a printer driver problem than one from Excel & Word; or perhaps an incompatibility between recent updates in Office software with your current printer drivers.

Recommend you update your printer drivers.

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Old 05-13-2010, 11:19 AM
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Thanks, I will give that a go!
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:28 AM
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I updated the driver, and the borders all show up now..... except for the bottom one LOL
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:39 AM
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I would go to the support section of your printer manufacturer and let them know about what has happened, they can then investigate and maybe fix it for you!
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