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 Summary Information from a Macro.

Printing Summary Information from a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 14, 2015)

In other WordTips you have learned that Word allows you to maintain summary information for your documents along with the properties it automatically maintains. You have even learned how to print out that information by using the Print What drop-down list in the Print dialog box.

At some point you may need to print the summary information from within a macro. In order to do so, you use the PrintOut method, as follows:

ActiveDocument.PrintOut Item:=wdPrintProperties

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1428) 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 Summary Information from a Macro.

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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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