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What is Sage Printer Error Code 30 & How to Fix It?

The default printer which is used by ‘Sage Payroll’ and ‘Sage Accounts’ reports is established when the printer is installed on each of the computer(s) in use . The installation process commonly makes use
of the default printer of the computer, during installation, and set this as the default printer for each and every one of Sage’s reports being printed.

Exact Error Shown While User Facing Sage Printer Error Code 30

Printer not activated error code -30

Some of Them are:

Process of Changing Default Printer

  • Within the ‘Sage Payroll’ or ‘Sage Accounts’ navigate to the reports option that are selected. An example of it is, by clicking on the button bar options named with “Reports” in the ‘Customers’ view section in Accounts
  • In the ‘Report Browser’, you’ll have to highlight the report which you require. To alter the default printer for and then click on the option marked as “Edit”. After this is done, the Sage ‘Report Designer’ program opens.
  • In Sage ‘Report Designer’, now you must click on ‘File’ on ‘the menu bar’ and select ‘Page Setup’.
  • In the Setup-window, click on the button termed ‘Printer’ located in the bottom right-hand corner.
  • Select ‘new printer’ from among the options and click on ‘OK’ to the printer-selection window & then ‘OK’ on the ‘Page-Setup’ window.
  • Click on ‘File’ and ‘Exit’ in Sage ‘Report Designer.’ Next, click on “Yes” to the prompt to save changes in the reports.
  • On the right of the ‘Report Designer’ window, look for the “Save Printer Settings” property. Then make sure that it is set to ‘False’.
  • Now, click on “File” and then select “Page Select”
  • Click on “OK” in order to close “Page Select” window.
  • Close the “Report Designer” and select “Yes” to save the report layout

What is Sage Printer Error Code 30?

Sage Printer Error Code 30 indicates that when attempting to either e-mail or print forms and reports, error message is displayed.

While installing the printer certain errors might crop up. Sage Printer Error Code 30 is one such error that is reported by the users quite commonly. In such cases you’ll require to find the exact causes.

Possible Causes for The Sage Printer Error Code 30

The Sage Printer Error 30 is caused due to a damaged windows or a printer conflict.

Read More In detail below:

  • Damaged Windows Profile
  • Damaged E-mail Writer
  • User Account Control (UAC) enabled
  • Trying to use Sage 50 E-mail Writer as a printer
  • Damaged customized form
  • Incompatible email program
  • Incorrect settings on Sage 50 E-mail Writer
  • Printer driver conflict
  • Microsoft updates need to be installed

How to Fix The Sage Printer Error Code 30

The Sage printer error 30 can be solved by Removing the email writer and run a repair on Sage.

For More information read below in detail:

Here are two tips of how you can resolve/fix this problem. Sage recommends to follow the steps in the given sequence to get positive results:

Total Time: 12 minutes

  1. Step One

    Disable the User Account Control.

  2. Step Two

    Install a compatible email program

  3. Step Three

    Try to e-mail/print using a standard form or a Standard Report such as the Balance Sheet

  4. Step Four

    If the error occurs as soon as Print or Email is clicked, skip to the next section

  5. Step Five

    If able to select the standard form, and the form prints or emails successfully




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