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Old 02-16-2005, 07:46 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Hello again, KT. I think it was you who offered me a printer a while ago. I'm thinking now about the new (not even out yet) Epson R1800 which sounds pretty nifty.

But I'm not writing about that.

I recently had an interesting experience with a PDF writer. I've been using CutePDF for about a year and having very good luck with it. I make up a newsletter every month using Microsoft Publisher 97 -- very old, but I'm used to it. Then I print it to the PDF printer and send it out to our members.

This month I began have serious rouble with it. I could not get to the dialog box to allow me to enter a name for the PDF file. At the same time, my computer was slowing to a halt, and often freezing. I did not connect the two things at the time.

I contacted Cute, and they responded imediately, telling me that I had to delete the files in the Printer Spooler. I tried that, but they would not go until I used Safe Mode. Then I was able to delete the files. By the way, for a free program, I was amazed at their quick and helpful responses.

I had also done a defrag, removed some large photo files from my hard drive, got rid of junk, eliminated programs I didn't use, etc. None of this helped until I cleared out the printer spool.

The results are nothing less than miraculous. My computer has never worked faster.

As a screen saver, I use a slide show in XP which worked before, but kind of slowly. Now when the photos appear they appear immediately.

I simply had to write about this and to ask if anyone else has had a similar experience.
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