When you distribute documents from Credit Hound to Spindle Professional, you see error 1002 even though some documents have been successfully processed.


With every licence for Credit Hound, you are entitled to a restricted licence for Spindle Professional. This only allow printing from Credit Hound and no other application. If you attempt to print to Spindle Professional when using this licence key you will see the error shown above.

If we consider the following scenario:

  • You have a licence to use Spindle Professional with Credit Hound only, so the documents printed from Credit Hound are processed correctly.
  • Some of those documents would be sent to the printer instead of by email.
  • Spindle Professional is configured to use the default Windows printer.
  • The default Windows printer is set to Spindle Pro Auto.

What will happen here is that the document is printed from CH, sent out to the recipients via email, fax, print etc according to the rules in Spindle Professional but when it comes to printing the letters, you are then effectively printing to Spindle Professional from Spindle Professional and not Credit Hound, hence the error message.

Additionally, this can occur due to the version of Spindle Professional checking for the version of Credit Hound in an older registry path than is currently used in version 6 of Credit Hound.


To resolve this you can do one of the following:

  1. Change the user's default windows printer
  2. In Spindle Professional Tools set the default Spindle printer to a physical device
  3. Change the document automation in Spindle Professional Tools

Any or all of the above will resolve this, 1) is the easiest to implement

If the issue is due to using an older version of Spindle alongside a newer version of Credit Hound, please try the following steps:

  • In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Draycir\Credit Hound\Client
  • Take a note of the Version key/value pair present in this section of the registry.
  • Re-create this key value pair in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Draycir\Credit Hound\

Special note for user of Windows 10 and Windows 2016

if the OS is Windows 10 or Windows 2016, you must either use a named printer in Spindle Professional Tools or disable Windows default printer management in the Settings App > Printers & scanners

Knowledge Base Article Details

Related ProductCredit Hound
Ref NumberKBA-03-01-001
Document Date11-5-2015
Original AuthorVince Hodgson
Document Versionv1.2
Last updated 27-10-2022
Update Author Matthew Perry