Hello William, my name is Dan.
I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.
Okay, this is a fairly easy thing to accomplish.
There are a few maintenance procedures that you need to do, is like checking the error in your car's tires, washing the windshield and other mundane tasks.
The first thing I want you to do is repair your permissions, this will take some time with 10.5.8 but it will get done.
I suggest you quit all open applications before you do so, this PDF will explain how to repair your permissions.
After you've done this you need to reset your print system, this uninstall any and all printers that you have installed on your system.
They are easy to add back the ones that you want to keep.
This PDF will explain how.
Try that and let me know.