How to Check a Printer's Print Jobs

By Grace Ferguson

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When you use the computer for research or to prepare a document, you also may need to print the information. Once you have actually sent the message to your printer to print the document, it goes into the printer queue for processing. If you are printing many documents, you may need to ensure that the printer received all of them. Or if the printer is not responding, you can check the status of the print jobs. There is a general way to check your printer’s print jobs.

Step 1

Go to your computer’s Control Panel and select the “Printers” icon.

Step 2

Find and double-click on the printer you printed the document to. All the printers that are connected to your computer will be displayed on this screen.

Step 3

Search the queue for the print jobs. The queue will have all the documents that are scheduled to print in the order they were received. It also will show you the number of pages and the status of the print job such as “Printing” or “Paused.”