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Printing Documents in Word 2010

In this chapter, we will discuss how to print documents in Word 2010. Consider you are done with previewing and proofing your document and ready for the final printing. This chapter will teach you how to print a part or a complete Microsoft Word document.

Printing Documents

The following steps will help you print your Microsoft Word document.

Step 1 − Open the document for which you want to see the preview. Next click the File tab followed by the Print option which will display a preview of the document in the right column. You can scroll up or scroll down your document to walk through the document using given Scrollbar. The middle column gives various options to be set before you send your document to the printer.

Print Preview

Step 2 − You can set various other printing options available. Select from among the following options, depending on your preferences.

Print Options
S.No Option and Description


Set the number of copies to be printed; by default, you will have one copy of the document.


Print Custom Range

This option will be used to print a particular page of the document. Type the number in Pages option, if you want to print all the pages from 7 till 10 then you would have to specify this option as 7-10 and Word will print only 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th pages.


Print One Sided

By default, you print one side of the page. There is one more option where you will turn up your page manually in case you want to print your page on both sides of the page.



By default, multiple copies will print Collated; if you are printing multiple copies and you want the copies uncollated, select the Uncollated option.



By default, page orientation is set to Portrait; if you are printing your document in landscape mode then select the Landscape mode.



By default, the page size is A4, but you can select other page sizes available in the dropdown list.


Custom Margin

Click the Custom Margins dropdown list to choose the document margins you want to use. For instance, if you want to print fewer pages, you can create narrower margins; to print with more white space, create wider margins.


1 Page Per Sheet

By default, the number of pages per sheet is 1 but you can print multiple pages on a single sheet. Select any option you like from the given dropdown list by clicking over the 1 Page Per Sheet option.

Step 3 − Once you are done with your setting, click on the Print button which will send your document to the printer for final printing.

Print Button
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