Accessing Printer Press ESC to cancel

Updated on Wednesday, March 1, 2023


Minutes spent so far this year waiting for Excel to talk to a printer: about 290.

Lifetime Excel print jobs: maybe 2?

How to fix Accessing Printer Press ESC to cancel:

  1. Press Start, search for Printer and run the Printers & scanners setting item.
  2. Find and click Microsoft Print to PDF and click Manage.
  3. Click Set as default.

The only real disadvantage is you'll need to select a different printer when you actually need to print anything (which you probably don't).

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That worked well. 30-second fix solved minutes of delay each day. Cheers!


I had the same issue, I found that If i change my default printer, (I changed it to Acrobat-PDF) it worked fine

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