Microsoft KB Archive/44107

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Printer Driver Won’t Release until Transfer Clear All

PSS ID Number: Q44107 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

5.00 5.50



Microsoft Word for DOS version 5.0 does not release control of a printer driver until a you run the Transfer Clear All command.

The following is an example:

  1. Start Word.
  2. Set your “printer:” field of Print Options to access a printer driver on a network server.
  3. Go back into Print Options and delete the “printer:” field contents.
  4. Have another person on the network attempt to delete the printer driver; he or she receives an access error message. Word does not relinquish control of that printer driver until a Transfer Clear All is performed.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word 5.0. This problem was corrected in Word version 5.5.

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