Print a document in Word Online

Printing from Word Online may seem a little confusing. That’s because it first creates a PDF to preserve the layout and formatting, and then you print the PDF.

Note:  If you’re using Internet Explorer on Windows 7 or an earlier operating system, you’ll need to download and install the free Adobe Reader app before you can print your document.

  1. On the File tab, click Print > Print.

    Print from Edit view

    Notes: 

    • If you're in Reading view, click Print near the top of your screen.

    • Print from Reader view

  2. Word Online generates a PDF copy of your document.

    Click to view the PDF

  3. Click Click here to view the PDF of your document to open the PDF preview of your document.

    Tip:  If your default PDF viewer is Word, cancel the Word Online print job, open the document in Word (Edit Document > Edit in Word) and print it from Word (File > Print).

  4. Print your document:

    • On Windows 7, choose a printer and change or keep any other settings you want, and then click Print.

    • On Windows 8, in the Reader app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or right-click anywhere) and select Print. On the Print page, choose a printer, choose the settings you want, and then click Print.

      Windows 8 reader print button

    • On Windows 10, in the Reader app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or left-click anywhere) and select Print. On the Print page, choose a printer, choose the settings you want, and then click Print.

Print multiple copies

If you want multiple copies of a printout, change the number of copies in the Print page:

  • On Windows 7 or earlier, at the top of the Print page is a box labeled Copies with up and down arrows for you to choose how many copies of the document you want. Make your choice (either by entering a number or using the arrows), and then click Print.

    Word Online printer dialog

  • On Windows 8 or Windows 10, choose how many copies to print (either by entering a number or using the + and buttons), and then click Print.

    Windows 8 Reader printer options

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