After Mojave update: Office 2019 only prints blank pages

What to do if Office 2019 stops printing In some cases it may be due to the printer driver that is not yet optimized for the current macOS.

A few days ago, my reader Ralf wrote to me that his Mac was behaving strangely after updating to macOS Mojave. Printing from the "Office 2019" software for the Mac and printing out calendar entries was particularly affected. When sending the print job, his Epson printer started, but only a blank sheet of paper came out.

Here is his mail in abbreviated form:

Ciao Sir Apfelot, printing no longer works correctly since the update. Pages from the office area are only spit out as blank pages. Sometimes you see a word. Calendar entries are only partially printed. E-mails are sometimes printed out completely correctly. Printer uninstalled etc .: no success. Office package updated to Office 2019: no success. I am finished with my latein. Do you know the problem

What to do if Office 2019 stops printing In some cases it may be due to the printer driver that is not yet optimized for the current macOS.

What to do if Office 2019 stops printing In some cases it may be due to the printer driver that is not yet optimized for the current macOS Mojave.

Localization of the problem

In order to localize the error more precisely, I asked Ralf to start printing from Apple's own programs such as Pages or Numbers To taste. According to him, it worked flawlessly. Since Ralf had already uninstalled and reinstalled the printer, my first guess was that the problem is more with Office than with Mojave.

For this reason I sent him a note about a forum post in which a Word user had written that his printer only prints blank pages from Word. He was able to locate the problem and he did following feedback written in the forum:

Since I had dealt with Excel days beforehand and had to try everything out myself, I (for whatever reason) set Word to "only print form data".

With the option "only print form data", only blank pages came out of the printer in Word. For my reader Ralf, however, this attitude was not the problem.

Epson printer driver not yet adapted

After a few days Ralf kindly gave me the feedback that he could find the error. In his case, the German printer driver from Epson was not yet adapted for macOS Mojave. The English-language driver package, on the other hand, does. After he had loaded and installed the software from the international Epson website, printed pages came out again when printing in Office.

If you have something similar, please see if you can find an international version of the printer driver. It might also help you if Word only prints blank sheets of paper.

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