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 More than One Copy.

Printing More than One Copy

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 8, 2019)

2

Word gives you complete control over how it prints your document. If desired, you can print more than one copy of your document. To print to a file, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Print from the File menu. Word displays the Print dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Print dialog box.

  3. In the Copies box, indicate the number of copies you want to print.
  4. In the Range box, specify what you want to print.
  5. Check the status of the Collate option. (Select or clear the option based on whether you want the pages of each copy printed in order or not.)
  6. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1236) 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 More than One Copy.

Author Bio

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. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Default Units that Change

Word allows you to specify the unit of measurement you would like used in dialog boxes throughout the program. It can get ...

Discover More

Finding Related Words

One part of the grammar tools provided with Word is a thesaurus that helps you find all sorts of word variations. One ...

Discover More

Seeing Where Bookmarks Are

Bookmarks can be great for referencing and finding portions of your document. If you want to easily see where the ...

Discover More

The First and Last Word on Word! Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin puts his usual fun and friendly candor back to work to show you how to navigate Word 2013. Spend more time working and less time trying to figure it all out! Check out Word 2013 For Dummies today!

More WordTips (menu)

Printing Summary Information

Word automatically maintains a number of properties for each document you create. As part of those properties you can ...

Discover More

Printing and Exiting Word in a Macro

When you print a document, Word remains busy in the background until the printing is done. If you try to end the program ...

Discover More

Selecting Printing of Color Pictures

Do you want to control whether color pictures in your document are printed or not? It's not quite as easy as it may ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 9 - 6?

2019-03-01 20:08:39

Jim Scott

The trick is getting Number of Copies to reset back to 1 after a print job. My Excel 2000 has been stuck on "2" for years. It drives me nuts.

UPDATE: Aha! It is Excel not the printer/printer driver. For some reason, Excel sets default value of Number of Copies to 2 at random points (from my perspective since I never would do this on purpose). Fortunately the folks at PC Review (UK) documented the solution.

Open the affected spreadsheet. Select File then Page Setup. Assuming one is on the Page tab, click on Options. That opens the present default printer properties window in a special mode². On the Page Layout tab, set Copies to "1" and click Okay then Okay again to close the Page Setup window. On my Excel this worked ... but had to be done on each file separately. < eyes rolling >

________________________________
¹ https://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/how-do-i-change-the-default-number-of-copies-to-print-to-one.3711349/
² I say "special mode" because I had already changed the Copies value by coming directly to this window from the Devices and Printers window AND the change did NOT stick. Apparently, each Excel spreadsheet file stores values which it uses to override default values in the printer properties when it prints a spreadsheet. Good ole MS in our shorts again.


2019-03-01 19:49:47

Jim Scott

The trick is getting Number of Copies to reset back to 1 after a print job. My Excel 2000 has been stuck on "2" for years. It drives me nuts.


This Site

Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.

Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.