Can't print with notepad++

  • Stats: windows 10 pro 64-bit
    OKI Laser Model mb451w MFP
    notepad ++ V7.8.9 (64-bit)

    I am unable to print a text file from notepad++.
    Had to go to workpad to print my file.
    Please tell me where I can go to read on how to
    do this with notepad++.
    Thanks for any help.
    This note is in the general discussion section.

  • @Jack-shankle-0 ,

    Notepad++ uses the standard windows printing interface: File > Print brings up the standard Windows Print dialog, where you can select your printer and print. I don’t see how it wouldn’t work. It has worked for me every time I’ve printed, whether to PDF (using Microsoft Print to PDF printer driver) or to a standard Windows printer which goes to a physical printer. I just tried again (v7.8.9 64-bit)

    Notepad++ v7.8.9   (64-bit)
    Build time : Jul 15 2020 - 20:31:49
    Path : C:\usr\local\apps\notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) 
    OS Version : 1903
    OS Build : 18362.1016
    Current ANSI codepage : 1252
    Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll LuaScript.dll MarkdownViewerPlusPlus.dll mimeTools.dll NppConsole.dll NppConverter.dll NppEditorConfig.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NppUISpy.dll PreviewHTML.dll PythonScript.dll QuickText.dll TagLEET.dll XMLTools.dll 

    If you really think Notepad++ is doing something wrong, you’re going to have to explain your steps better. And include ? menu Debug Info, like I did above.

  • @Jack-shankle-0 ,

    Further to what I said earlier: I just confirmed that Notepad++ and Windows Notepad both use the same dialog, both presenting the same printer options.

    If I pick the same printer on either and hit Print, it will work the same.


    Notepad++'s Settings > Preferences > Print has some options that will influence how the text is seen. The Preferences > Print section of the official Notepad++ User Manual describes those options. There is the possibility that you have a light (or white) foreground and dark background, with print options saying “no background colour”, which would then print light (or white) on paper (white), which would be invisible. So if you really are having problems based on colour, trying “Black on White” should give you the best indication of that.

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