Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Setting Up Your Printer.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 9, 2016)
You can change the settings Word uses when printing through your printer. How you make the changes depends on the version of Word you are using. If you are using Word 2007, follow these steps:
In Word 2010 Microsoft did away with the Print dialog box. In order to change the printer settings you'll need to follow these steps if you are using Word 2010, Word 2013, or Word 2016:
Figure 1. The printing options on the File tab of the ribbon.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11695) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Setting Up Your Printer.
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