How to Change a HP Printer from Offline to Online
By Marissa Robert
Windows has a printer setting that allows you to use your printer when it is offline. The setting allows you to save the documents you want to print when the printer isn't connected to your computer; when you change it back to online, the computer sends the documents to the printer. Changing from offline to online sends print jobs directly to your Hewlett-Packard printer without waiting. Your printer must be connected to your computer before you can change the setting from "Offline" to "Online."
Click "Start," then click the "Devices and Printers" folder.
Right-click the icon for your Hewlett-Packard printer. It may be labeled with HP or Hewlett-Packard as part of the device name. If it does not, you may have to click the printers in the window without manufacturer names to see the details of each. At the bottom of the window, next to "Manufacturer" it says "HP" or "Hewlett-Packard." Click the "See What's Printing" option.
Click the "Printer" menu in the window that opens and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." Any items in the print queue for your HP printer will print.
Make sure there are no paper jams, empty cartridges or hardware problems.
Marissa Robert graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English language and literature. She has extensive experience writing marketing campaigns and business handbooks and manuals, as well as doing freelance writing, proofreading and editing. While living in France she translated manuscripts into English. She has published articles on various websites and also periodically maintains two blogs.