Enable Someone Else to Print to My Printer

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  1. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    Enable Someone Else to Print to My Printer


    I needed a document sending to me urgently from another person
    They said they could send it to my personal printer
    But how is that possible?
    Would be really helpful if I knew how

    My Printer is a HP2540 basic printer
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  2. Posts : 3,959
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #2

    Please, we need more information.
    Where is that person? (same room, on same home network, internet?)
    Why don't they send you the document by email?
    Do you know this person? Don't give access to your computer to someone you don't know.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 22 Mar 2021 at 09:25.
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  3. Posts : 12,417
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    Also, there's 2 additional possibilities, one is that some printers have a feature similar to some models of HP printers offering ePrint where a job is sent to an E-Mail address which does the printing. The other that I use is Ethernet-connected printers on my Network and install the printer/s on desired computer as needed and as networked printers rather than USB choice. Wireless/Wi-Fi is also possible.
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  4. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    My Printer is a HP2540 basic printer
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  5. Posts : 8,622
    Mac OS Catalina
       #5

    JO69 said:
    Sorry I was unhelpful. It is a prescription from my doctor. To my home.
    It needs to go to your pharmacy not your home. From there the pharmacy can give you a copy. There are Google Cloud print alternatives. PaperCut Mobility Print - Free Google Cloud Print alternative | PaperCut
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  6. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks for the reply
    The prescription went to the chemist
    But there was other paperwork the Doc asked if I would print
    I said no as not got a clue if it was ok or even if it worked
    All new to me
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  7. Posts : 11,352
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #7

    Jo,

    You really do need to take this up with your doctor directly in order to find out exactly what he or she is talking about.
    - Find out exactly what the document is
    - Find out why you need to print it rather than save it

    Is this the NHS or some form of 'internet doctor'?

    JO69 said:
    They said they could send it to my personal printer
    This makes me smell a rat. I cannot think of any NHS documentation for which this would be suggested.

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 103
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Try3 said:
    Jo,

    You really do need to take this up with your doctor directly in order to find out exactly what he or she is talking about.
    - Find out exactly what the document is
    - Find out why you need to print it rather than save it

    Is this the NHS or some form of 'internet doctor'?


    This makes me smell a rat. I cannot think of any NHS documentation for which this would be suggested.

    Denis
    It was the NHS.
    We had to go and collect the paperwork in the end from the surgery
    I still don't understand how I could have printed it But am very wary of things like that anyway even if legal
    Have recently had quite a few phone calls from various individuals trying to con me into admitting my details
    As if I would!!!
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  9. Posts : 12,417
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #9

    I forgot earlier to mention FAX, our local prescription shop uses it to get doctor renewals, clinic uses it to send new prescriptions to the shop, etc. All-in-One printers have it but many folks are dropping landlines in favor of cellphones and that eliminates using FAX.
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  10. Posts : 11,352
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #10

    JO69 said:
    I still don't understand how I could have printed it
    If this ever happens again then I suggest you ask them to let you download the document from their website [or email it to you].
    - You might choose to start with the reply, "What on earth are you talking about?" then take it from there.
    - And find out why any printing is necessary at all. If they want you to have access to some info then just sending the document for you to keep on your computer would be sufficient.

    I had an HP2540 for several years and there is no facility for it being printed to by anything other than a local computer or other local device.
    - I have just checked the manual to make sure that statement is accurate.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 27 Mar 2021 at 11:04.
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