To print a document


Open the document you want to print.


On the File menu of the program you are using, click Print.

While a document is printing, a printer icon appears in the notification area When this icon disappears, your document has finished printing.


You can print a document without opening it by dragging its icon to a printer in Printers and Faxes or to a shortcut for your printer on your desktop. For more information, click Related Topics

If you are logged on to a Windows domain running Active Directory and the Print dialog box has a Find Printer button, you can click it to search the network for a printer with the capabilities you want, such as high-speed or color printing. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Put a shortcut on the desktop

Specify your default printer

View documents waiting to print

Use advanced options to search for a printer

Search for a printer

Print queue overview

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