Turning Off Printing of Document Properties

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 15, 2018)

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John is using Word 2016, 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 or a later version, 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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2021-11-12 16:22:01

Sheri

My settings are as recommended and always have been but Word still prints all comments unless I remember to change the setting when sending to print. Since I send docs to the library to print out, when I get there the doc has the darned comments so I have to go back home and re-send. I almost always forget so toss a lot of paper and worse, waste a lot of time.


2021-11-10 09:57:44

Manickavasagam A K

thank you sir,


2021-10-14 02:26:59

Momo

Thanks a lot!


2020-12-18 00:27:55

Priya

Thanks a ton. It was so simple and no one i asked for a solution, knew it. Wonder when this option was ticked on. Anyway after wasting a lot of paper and seeking advice, i decided to search for a solution. Lucky i found this.


2020-10-24 00:04:56

Debbie Perkins

Oh My Goodness,
Thank you so much for this information. I was able to not print those properties if I remembered to specify pages to print from the print screen. However, I too often forgot. I would get aggravated for the wasted paper accumulating creating waste.
This article is of great value.


2019-03-12 07:50:19

John

THANK YOU. i ask numerous people how to fix the Turning Off Printing of Document Properties and now one person knew hot too.

I was able to follow the directions and solved the problem. Someone went into my word and changed it and I was not aware of it. Thanks again. I use to work with an quality engineer at Milwaukee Rockwell Automation who would do things like this to people and enjoyed having them frustrated. They would ask him for help and he purposely make changes to their system to see how angry they would get. He would also wait till they left their office and go into their office and corrupt their system with changes.

I am not sure how this happened to me, but be aware of corrupt people.


2019-01-25 13:39:11

colbran

I have this problem in Word as well. When I print from the printer icon on the ribbon, it doesn't print the document information. When I go to File and print, it prints the document information even if it isn't checkmarked anywhere!!!


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