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My name is Wayne Robinson and I'm a web applications developer from Queensland, Australia. In August 2005 I discovered Ruby on Rails and instantly fell in love. From that point forward, Ruby on Rails has been my language of choice for new projects however, I still use PHP to maintain some legacy applications.

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Jan242008

Stop printing document properties summary page in Word 2007

I don't know how it happend, but a colleagues version of Word 2007 recently started printing a document properties summary page at the end of each print job. It took me about 20 minutes searching the Internet for a solution to this problem (even Office's help doesn't seem to have any information on this *feature*), so I've decided to put my solution here.

  1. Click the 'Office Button' (top-left corner of the window) then 'Print'
  2. Click 'Options' (bottom-left corner of the print window)
  3. Choose the 'Display' section
  4. Untick 'Print document properties'
  5. Click OK to all the windows and you're done

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Reader Comments (70)

Thank you so much for the info! This page came up on Google as one of the top matches when I was searching for an answer to the same question.
February 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterannon2
Worked like a charm! Thanks so much!!!
March 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Thank you so much, you are a live saver! Plus, you saved me a lot of trouble trying to figure it out!
June 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVal
THANK YOU! We had the same thing happen. very frustrating. Thanks for posting!
June 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWyatt
Merci from France !
September 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix
I cannot thank you enough. I have struggled with this problem for around a year. Too much hassle and wasted ink and paper. I finally was fed up and googled the question after many times trying to find the solution myself or calling office support. I fixed the problem in about 60 seconds. I wish I had found you earlier. (This post took longer than the solution). Blessings to you.
December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiki
Thanks for the post, it saved me about an hour of trouble shooting.
December 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric
Thanks for this post. It helped me out with a problem with Word 2003. For Word 2003 if you click print - box pops up to choose what printer to print to - in bottom left hand corner choose options - Then i unchecked the check box marked Document properties. THANKS!!!
January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott
Thanks! This saved me a lot of frustration and paper!
January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeren
Thank you so much. not only did you help me but also the environment! God bless you!
February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT
thanks for that phew........your a star
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaz
Thanks, worked perfectly!
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRunning out of ink...
thank you, thank you, thank you. we've saved a tree today and my sanity!
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermonica white
I also thank you for posting the resolution. God blesses thoughtful people.
June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEnergyTech
Brilliant, thanks for taking the trouble to post this. M$ own help is useless.
June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKO
Thank you for this! God bless the Internet and God damn Microsoft for continued incompetence when it comes to helping out poor fools like me that keep on buying their buggy products!
June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNat Smith
Thanks so much for posting this!! Made my life a lot easier. Ta
July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucy
Thank you, thank you thank you. This was driving me insane...much appreciated
August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJC
Thank you. What a pain until i found your posted solution
August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercharlene
You are a GODsend!! Thank you so much!!! My dad is a senior citizen and never knows what he does to screw up the PC and so I always have to try to find solutions to the new probs. Thanks again!
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWD27

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