Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Printing All Open Documents.

Printing All Open Documents

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 5, 2016)

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Periodically you may be working with multiple documents on the screen at the same time, and you want to print them all. It can be cumbersome, at best, to manually switch between documents and then choosing to print each one. The following macro allows you to print all open documents:

Sub PrintAllDocuments
    ' Step through the open document windows
    For Each Doc In Documents
        Doc.PrintOut
    Next Doc
End Sub

This macro prints the documents to the default printer.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (5919) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing All Open Documents.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is two more than 9?

2013-02-16 19:54:07

E. N. Abbott

I routinely create a quick macro for printing the current page, assign to a button and put on the quick access toolbar (or in the regular toolbar on pre-ribbon versions.)


2013-02-12 08:29:58

Ibrahim Enaya

thank you , would you please tell me how to change word print default from 'All' to 'Current Page'
thanks and regards


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