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:
- Press Start, search for Printer and run the Printers & scanners setting item.
- Find and click Microsoft Print to PDF and click Manage.
- 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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