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Microsoft KB Archive/255217

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Incorrect Output When Printing to Windows NT Server 4.0 from Client Running an Earlier Operating System

Article ID: 255217

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q255217


When you try to print to a Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0-based print server from a client computer running an earlier operating system, such as Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, you may experience random incorrect output. For example:

  • Bullets may not be printed correctly.
  • Bold titles may print as regular text, not bold.
  • Underlined text may be printed only as the underline, with no text.


To resolve this behavior, disable Enhanced Metafile (EMF) spooling on the server. Follow these steps:

  1. In the Printers folder, click the printer whose properties you want to change.
  2. On the File menu, click Properties.
  3. Click PrintProcessor.
  4. Click Always Spool RAW Datatype.


For additional information about EMF printing in Windows NT 4.0, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

155676 Enhanced Metafile Spooling Architecture in Windows NT 4.0

Keywords: kbprb KB255217