Turning Off Printing of Document Properties

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 20, 2015)

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John is using Word 2010, and the program prints out a page of document properties with every document he prints. He wonders how he can change this so that the document properties don't print unless he wants them to.

Believe it or not, this is actually a setting that you can control in Word. This setting is provided because some people like to have the document properties printed each time they print their document. If you don't want them printed, then follow these steps:

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box. (In Word 2007 click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2010 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. At the left side of the dialog box click Display. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The display options of the Word Options dialog box.

  4. In the Printing Options section (bottom of the dialog box), make sure the Print Document Properties check box is cleared.
  5. Click OK.

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Author Bio

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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2017-04-07 04:17:18

Goodluck Chilolo

Very helpful thanks


2017-01-19 15:14:36

Melissa

Oh my goodness this has been bothering me for months! Yes! Thank you!


2016-11-22 06:19:16

adewale adetola

i love it


2016-04-30 23:07:25

sam goodman

My computer is windows 7 and I have word 2007 and when I Open word, word options is not listed. I tried everything but no luck. can you help? I am desperate at this stage

My email is semileh@yahoo.com Thank you so much


2015-04-02 21:27:08

Eliezer

This worked for me. Thank you!


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