Outlook 2007 calendar won't print color



Running Vista Home Premium with Office 2007 on Intel based system; HP PSC
2410xi All-In-One printer attached.

When printing 'Monthly Style' calendar in Outlook, it only prints black &
white and there is no printing where there should be color as opposed to gray
scale. Print preview shows correct color. Color printing from other
applications, even within Outlook (such as a color email) work perfectly.

Have tried to update/replace the driver. From Windows Update, the install
does not complete and errors out with 80070103 error message. From HP
website, no drive is available to download - it says Windows Update/Vista has
correct drivers.

Any suggestions?


Bill R

Everything else prints in color?
It's either your printer settings or a driver issue. I'd check in HP forums.

D Antenucci

I have the same problem with Outlook 2007 on Vista 32-bit. I should
have all the latest updates, and HP doesn't have any drivers for
vista. "it's all built in" -- I can already hear the cheesy sales
pitch for Vista and HP's "partnership". Anyway, I tried searching the
HP forums as a previous poster suggested, and that was pretty much
useless. Google only brought up this post. Anyone have a solution??

This is for a HP Deskjet 6540, which is different from the other
poster's printer... yet HP and vista remain constant... annoyance at
both rising.

P. Miles

I am also having issues with the 6540. However, occasionally, the color bands
WILL print, but not consistantly. Hope someone has a fix for this!
May 6, 2008
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I found the Solution!!!!

In Outlook,

1. Go to "File" then select "Print"
2. In the "Print" dialogue click on the "Page setup..." button.
3. At the bottom right there is a box called "Shading"
4. Uncheck "Print using gray shading"
5. Click on "OK"
6. Set your other print options and then print.

This problem is printer/driver independent. Hope this helps some of you.

Apr 18, 2010
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Another solution to try

I didn't find the greyscale fix worked for me, but a workaround solution is as follows:
  • Cue the calendar page to print to Microsoft XPS Document Writer rather than direct to the HP printer.
  • You will be asked to save the file as an .xps document so give it a filename and save
  • The document then opens in XPS Viewer EP
  • You can then cue that file to print on your HP printer
A bit of a round-about way, but it consistently works with my VISTA operating system, Outlook 2007 and HP officejet 6310 or HP psc 2400 series printer.

Hope this does the trick for others too.
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Apr 19, 2010
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Follow these steps as it worked for me:
Click "file"
Click "print"
When it brings up the Printer box
Click "Properties" next to Selected Printer
It will bring up a box with several Tabs
Make sure you are on the "Color" Tab.
Half Way down you will see "Color Management".
Click on the drop down box, and change to "Adobe RGB (1998)"
Jun 20, 2010
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it worked

WooHoo! thanks so much the adobe color print setting worked for me as well! 6988 printer/Outlook 2007/Vista

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