Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. 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 via Macro without Messages.

Printing via Macro without Messages

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated March 29, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365


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Vidar is trying to print a Word document by automation. When printing, Word interrupts the print job, displaying a dialog box that indicates the document is too wide for the selected printer and asking if it should be printed anyway. Vidar wonders if there is a way to suppress this notification programmatically and always print anyway.

Perhaps the easiest way is to simply turn off notifications just before you start to print. Simply add this line to your macro:

Application.DisplayAlerts = False

This turns off the alerts (in this case, the unwanted dialog box). You can later, after the printing is done, set the DisplayAlerts property back to True so that regular notifications occur.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11573) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing via Macro without Messages.

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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 five more than 6?

2022-03-29 11:44:52

Jim Guigli

I don't use macros (too many other things to learn right now) but I have a problem that a macro might solve:

I want to print a draft of my novel at home. It is set up for a half-sheet book (8.5" x 5.5"), which means, for example, there would be page 33 & 34 side-by-side on one side of an 8.5" x 11" sheet with pages 35 & 36 side-by-side on the opposite side. I don't know of any home printer, ink jet or laser, that will do this. (Mine is an ink jet HP 9025e.) I write in WORD latest version but will finish in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

I could take my draft to someone who does print-on-demand but that means paying for set-up and one copy each time I make a change. Has anyone done this? Thank you.


2022-03-29 07:30:00

Rebekah Rainey

Disable Print Notifications using a Macro


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