Well it's that time of the year again when I print out Xmas cards for my young students to color in or decorate. I use simple black and white stencils on colored card. The card size is best described as B5 oversize. So it needs a custom setting in the printer menu of my 3110cn. In Windows XP this was an A-B-C operation from the printer's configuration menu. In Windows 7 it required some lateral thought.
If you open up the printer's configuration menu: Start, Printers and Devices, RMC 3110cn, Printer Properties, Configuration tab, Change Paper Size - you get a listing of the twenty Custom Size settings (all identical 210x297mm). But the adjustment controls are grayed out. Aaargh!
After loads of clicking I finally decided to try the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Hey Presto! Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Print Management. Double click All Printers. Select the 3110cn and RMC and select Properties. You get the exact same top menu as above but when you hit the Configuration tab and click on Change Paper Size the adjustment settings are accessible. Excellent!
Obviously someone incredibly wise will be able to tell me why this was possible. For the meantime I'm just happy I can print my Xmas cards and my students can color away and that's another week of December lesson-plans completed!
Hope this helps someone.
Q: Re: DELL 3110cn guide for changing custom paper sizes in Windows 7 by coreyjan
I've been looking for this info for quite some time and just found it. So, yes - it most definitely helped someone. I thought I was going nuts because I could always change this configuration in Windows XP with no problem. So, thank you!!