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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of getting my son an acer a500 tablet for his birthday, DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF ANY WAY OF GETTING A DOCUMENT TO PRINT FROM THE THING? WE THOUGHT WE WOULD JUST PUT THE DOCUMENT ONTO A USB MEMORY STICK THEN PUT THAT INTO THE PRINTER, BUT WE FOUND OUT THAT THE PRINTER DOESN'T PRINT DOCUMENTS THAT WAY, JUST PHOTOS. SO IS THERE ANY WAY OF PRINTING DOCUMENTS OFF THIS THING AT ALL, IF ANYONE KNOWS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, HE WOULD BE GETTING IT UNDER THE SRTICT CONDITION THAT HE WOULD AT LEAST BE ABLE TO DO HOMEWORK ON IT IF HE WANTED TO. tHANKS FOR READING, ALL IDEAS WOULD HELP.

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If you plug the thumb drive into a PC you would be able to print from there.

Just checked and through Google Docs there is a print function, several ways to do it through there.

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I was hoping he could function independently with the acer and not need my laptop to do either his homework or debate stuff. I am a full time student too and my computer time is precious. The guy in best buy said that the usb on the acer wouldn't work for a printer... is that true? My epson work horse 615 is wireless supposedly, but haven't been able to get it to print from my laptop.. let alone a tablet. So we thought the thumb drive would work, but the printer seems to only want to print pics off of a thumb drive and not documents... still trying to find a good solution for the printing issue.
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See my post update, there is a function to print from Google Docs in several ways. I will have a bit of a test when I get a chance maybe later today.

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would you happen to know if i could just plug it into the usb and have it print straight off the device itself?
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Any printer will need a driver, extremely doubtful this will work.

If you buy an Acer W500 tablet I am pretty sure that would print they way you want to.

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I was just at Best Buy and the associate there told me there is a $49.95 APP that you can buy that will allow printing with an Iconia.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 02:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a HP 6480 all - in - one with Wifi. You need to first go to the printers setup to activate the wireless & then go to your a500 settings > Wireless & they then will find one another.
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You can download an app from the market called printer share. It is a paid app, however.there is a trial version that lets you print up to 15 pages. You can purchase more pages or buy the app to remove the page limits I believe. I used to use this quite a bit from my evo. I haven't used it yet from the iconia but it worked nice on the evo. Only problem I had was that it formatted the pages quite small. That could have just been because of the CEO's screenings. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dynamixsoftware.printershare&featur e=search_result
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If you setup Cloud Printing via Chrome on your PC, you can download an app on the A500 called Cloud Print that will allow you to print.
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I use (eprinter dot com) to print with my a500 can print from anywhere.
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I'm lucky in that I have a printer whose company, Epson, puts out an Android print app. I believe HP also has a web print capability.
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Yes HP does have a printer app that I use fro printing from my tab. It works quite well.
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