Can't Print At All

Word has nothing to do with the printing mechanism for your computer (on either the Mac or the PC). It simply sends its documents to the Operating System with an instruction to print this.

However, Word does make demands on the advanced features of the printing subsystem, so you may find that a document which will print from another application, will not print from Word. And you sometimes find that every other application will print but Word.

Be sure your version of Office/Word is fully updated. That can make a huge difference. For information on updating Word, click here.

We suggest the following process for isolating and eliminating printing problems in Word.

  1. Make sure you can print from TextEdit.
  2. Make sure you have the latest printer driver for your printer.
  3. Click here for Mac Office Printing Troubleshooting.