Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Printing Document Properties.

Printing Document Properties

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 1, 2015)

Besides your text and formatting information, Word also saves other information with your documents. This "other information" is often referred to as document properties. These properties are used to identify items such as the filename, the author, dates associated with the document, and statistics such as word and character counts. (You can access document properties by choosing Properties from the File menu.)

You can instruct Word to print a page containing your document properties whenever you print your document. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Choose Options from the Tools menu. Word displays the Options dialog box.
  2. Make sure the Print tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Print tab of the Options dialog box.

  4. Make sure the Document Properties check box is selected.
  5. Click on OK.

When actually printing and the Print dialog box is displayed, you can also change this setting by clicking on the Options button.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (50) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Printing Document Properties.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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