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Webtv/MsnTV people if you see ads and have some printing to do, take a retrograde back to the printer friendly 2.8.2 client build. I am on this version and none of the free web page providers that I have my web sites on display ads to me!
When you are done printing, you can change back to a higher version of your client build if you want.
An informative list of web/msnTV upgrades:
Vortex Client build info Retograde Info
TyHart's retograde page
Printing with msn/webtv
The Sign Factory v2.0
PC people, The sign site may show an ad on its index page, but all the signs are just images and are ad free, on either version.
Either version of the bingo cards web site has links to zipped files: the cards 1 to 50 reg, 1 to 50 large font, and 51 to 100 large font, plus the extras-> bingo caller grids, numbers to cut out and draw from a bag etc.....
Some items like the "good morning this is God", the stress relief pages (from printing with webtv) again ads on the index or link page, not on the printable itself.
hope that helps
Not _all_ are printing sites, but hey, while you are here:)
The following pages were made by eric (aka toodizzy) to supplement the pages made by George Casey, that are listed above.
Three different versions of the popular "Good morning, this is God" posters are on the my magick creations page.
Many troubles reported using URL's some sites will not let you to view an image at all any longer, if the image is not on a webpage. Try this: If you get an error message click your go to and show last and try hitting go to page again. Wtv has always been "balky" getting to pages just try again and again if you are sure the addy is correct.
Pages slightly updated, to reflect changes the last three updates have brought about.
Nov. 1999: Lines in printing photo's reported, loss of font size 7, and printing fonts in colors reported.
May/June 2000: The 2.5 and 2.5.5 update loss of printing for some HP 610/612, Canon 200 series, 4000 series printers. Change in JS reading ability making some word processor site's unuseable. Some "wtv" font specific tags reported to no longer work. The margins in printed E-Mails changed, making the "use E-Mail as a word processor" innefective, it was reported.
Feb 2001: more changes in JS reading ability, some testbed and other sites do not work. Major improvement in Plus users PIP placement, course now my non cable tv does not work with it:) No reported fixes for any of the previous "bugs". Upon receiving the 2.6 upgrade the new feature "Print Page in Black" (which replaces the Print Text in Black) is automatically checked ON. Go to Print Options to change before writing your printer no longer prints in color.
May? 2001 The 2.6.1 update a few glithes in navigation
fixed, printing options changed to "print page in black" which is pre-set to the ON setting when you upgrade. Now that I am on wtv so little will accept all upgrades, which must help their servers....
These pages should help you
answer any printing
question or problem after you
first try the webtv
help pages, then go to
the main site (the pc version)
of your printers manufacturer,
and read all the pages about
your model although 99% of the
info will not pertain to you, a
few useful tid bits will. You will find pages about cleaning and other good info. Start
a folder and save the pages that pertain to your printer,
then you will have your own
knowledge base. See my example of 697C info.
Check the "official" wtv
listing of compatible printers, at
the corporate site Note, these pages may not reflect which version of the wtv browser that you are using, like 2.6.1 or 2.4. Checking the printers listed in your Help Section may give you a better idea of which printers you can use. An example when I had retrograded to the 2.4 version, Lexmark, and Epson printers were not listed on the help pages, but they were listed at the corporate site, even though my version could not use them.
Stuck with an original classic?
Bet you need an adaptor. Good
Luck. Read IOM's info You really
should consider getting the
newer classic, but that is just
In the summer upgrade of 2000,
WebTV™ had to cut things to fit
the IM system into the box, one
of the things we lost was having
the printer's drivers in the box.
We used to be able to select
from a menu the printer (or the
closest WTV had listed) that you
Now everytime you print
WebTV has to determine what
driver is needed, this requires
two way communication.
Do as WTV, and ALL four
printer manufacturer's suggest
and get the slightly more
expensive bi-directional cable
that George reccomended, on the page "printer's" above.
It _is_ the only other
permanent part of your system,
spending five or ten extra
bucks for a Quality connection is worth the investment.
Manufacturer's Help Sites
Sidenote: while reading the manufacturer's help pages:
Canon's FAQ pages for webtv and other internet appliance users.
Canon's new internet appliance home page
(these links may disconnect 2.55 or 2.4 users)
Cleaning The Epson Head
Epson Self Test
Lexmark Self Test
Wick the Print Nozzles
Could not find a clean cartridge page.
I noticed that with the Canon S450 and the 6000/6100 you CAN automatically Align the BJ Cartridges.
You can manually align the BJ cartridges on the S400 and 3000 Canon Printer's check out the Using Functions page for each model, Canon was allowed to give wtv'ers more options than HP in their help pages...(why?)
HP at this time does not provide help pages for their newest 900 series printers or the eprinter.(hmm, and these are \\$200.00 to $300.00 printers with no support???)
For a great, easy to understand series of articles on how Ink Jet Printers work, read How Stuff Works Ink Jet Printer To see how Epson printer's differ from HP/Canon printer's read Color Printer Head Technology from the links page after the articles....trying to be sneaky here, make you look at the articles:)
Be aware if you do call the 1-800-GOWEBTV help line, you are talking to employee's of Stream and not an employee of wtv, they have printed responses to most questions, and have no "hands on" wtv experience. From the press release, Stream will also be providing moderators for ng's.
This is an old wtv help site, that has a Printing Link:
Try the top link if the original link does not work
The BEST site for wtv printing links!.
But it isn't organized, you say!.
Dave and Willie, did the hard part in finding the links, you just have to learn how to navigate the site. Most current "links" sites are just this info organized better, use the original and best. Newly updated:) for better browsing by both wtv'ers and pc people.
I was told waaay back when there were only 3 printing sites for wtv users, George's, Angel's and Hadoe's
The first really useful interactive site for wtv'ers.
I personally do not recommend giving one of the cards to "someone important" in your life. I did, once, and the message "what a cheap bastard" who didn't care "to send the very best", was sent by a pair of very upset eyes. Adapting a card for invites is great, though. As are the chart, sign, business card makers.
The following sites are by current posters to the printerhelp ng, who actually help, and do not just stop by the ng to post "updates" to their sites. If I missed some see Dell's link at bottom.
Remove the ad's for printing!!!
http://www.geocities.com/eliamer/embedder.html This site is a must save, Thanks Elliot for creating it!
Not only cards, including sympathy, but also invitations
Jerry's Interactive Printing Tools
For interactive wtv printing sites this is it!! You almost have to check it every week, Jerry makes sites so quickly, with this you might very well say, who needs a pc! Jerry, thank you for being one of the most knowledgeable posters at the ng!
Dell's Envelope/Letterhead Maker
Donald R's Printing Links
BigB's Flyer maker
A very attractive site that has a few more links is
For you Ink Cartridge re-filler's out there!
Here is a nice site by Jane that compares prices... http://www.wtv-zone.com/lakemont/inksupply.html Good luck, in keeping it up to date:)
eric, the LL
Other Printing Help Resources
Who else would know more about printers than the on-line sites that sell supplies to them? Read through these, even if you do not re-fill your cartridges. Do remember that you can only re-fill a cartridge four or five times (or less) and you will still have to buy a new one.
Learn the tooth pick trick, (typing carefully here:) see if the replacement ink is correct for your printer, does your cartridge use pigmented inks or dye based inks? ink info
Web Page Providers
You might as well face it anything free is going to screw you in the long run witness the troubles at tripod, the changes at geocities file editor, the inability to link to E-Mails from almost every provider....What should you do?? Might as well get that http://www.wtv-zone.com
account going. Being unemployed right now I cannot afford it, otherwise I would be there in a flash.
50megs now has a no banner charge but wtv'ers can't use the file editors.
to learn more.
I like this idea, to be able to disable incoming html in posts and E-Mails, I would actually like to see it taken a step further and remove the ability to have html in sigs at all, but I am a tad bit extreme. :)
The only printing web ring?
Thanks Ming, for creating this!!!
This site will remain on the net
as is, if 50megs deletes it due
to inactivity, that is them not
Since February 21, 2001, you are visitor number 59929 Thanks for stopping by! Since George Casey started this site the over all number of visitors, for all 3 domains are over 300,000.....almost 180,000 when George left wtv in Nov, 2000, and the rest under my stewardship...........
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