My blog posts may not be of interest to the ordinary person, but someone will find what I have to say helpful, there’s bound to be someone.

Sometimes clients want to upload a newsletter to their WordPress website that contains details about what they do. For example, this particular client is a caterer and she compiles free newsletters with exotic recipes. I first created the newsletter using Microsoft Publisher. It contained some fancy, decorative purple fonts. In order to make it available to the public in downloadable format, I had to convert it to PDF, the universal file format to upload to her site.

I looked at the finished product, saw that it was good and uploaded it for the client. However, my colleague pointed out to me that it was not so good. In fact, the purple, swirly font was now a blah grey color. What to do? How could this be? After some researching, I found that the culprit was the default printer on my computer. What?? How could that be? There was no printing involved, but I was wrong. I found that because my black and white laser printer was the default one for my computer, the purple printed grey. Once I set my default printer to the color laser and printed to PDF instead of saving to PDF, the script was its nice purple color as expected. Who would have thought that the default printer mattered?