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How to Print to a Zebra TLP 2824 Through Excel

Updated February 21, 2017

The Zebra Technologies TLP 2824 printer is a direct thermal and thermal transfer bar code label printer that you can use for retail and other label applications. It is primarily used to print mailing labels and other speciality documents. But that doesn't mean you can't use the TLP 2824 to print other types of documents as well. With a few changes, you can print Excel spreadsheets, charts and other types of documents on the Zebra TLP 2824.

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  1. Load the TLP 2824 with the type of paper you want to use. You can use non-continuous media, which is perforated and cut to a specific length, or continuous media, which is a single width but can be any length. The type of media you should use depends on the size of the Excel document you need to print. If the document is longer than the label length, use continuous media.

  2. Log on to your computer, and open Microsoft Excel. Open the document you wish to print.

  3. Click the "Office" button, and choose "Print." Use the printer's drop-down box to select the TLP 2824 printer, and then click the "Properties" button.

  4. Go to the "Paper" tab, and use the drop-down box to select the paper size that matches the media loaded in the TLP 2824. Click "OK" to send the Excel document to the printer.

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper (media)

About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.

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