Excel 2010 only prints to the default printer

I'm running Win 7 Pro on a Dell XPS 9100 (Intel i7) 64-bit.  I have installed Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat 9.  All Office programs except Excel allow me to print to any installed printer including Acrobat for pdf files.  With Excel, I cannot select any printer from the list (including Microsoft XPS Document Writer) unless it is designated the default printer. 


From Excel, if I try to Add Printer, I get the error message, Active Directory Domain Services is currently unavailable.


I have repaired Office and Acrobat, from the respective programs, to no avail.


To recap, the only printer that will work with Excel, from the list of printers shown in Excel, is the printer designated as the default (from Devices and Printers).


Any help is greatly appreciated.






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Last updated November 29, 2019 Views 20,179 Applies to:
I had the same problem, but found a fix for it on a Microsoft Technet forum.

In a discussion about Excel 2010 only printing to the default printer, Espresso13 wrote: "I had installed the add-in "Microsoft Office Labs Search Command".  As soon as I "deselected" it from the active add-ins listing, I was able to change my printers again.  If I enable it, I'm locked to default printer only again."

I just tried this and found exacty the same behaviour.

Incidentally, I have no problem adding new printers from the AD Domain.

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