Word retains last print settings

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2009-03-13
For some reason, word has retained print settings from previous jobs.  Even after word is closed.  When word is opened the last printer used and all the settings, incuding papersize and number of copies.  This can be quite annoying for people to have to change all of the settings back to default every time.  Is there a way to make it return to the default settings every time?
Question by:Hunter_boi
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    one way to do it is save word sttings and costumizations.

    1. First close all Microsoft Office components.

    2. go to Program menu>Microsoft Office Tools>Save My Settings Wizard and click next

    3.  Select Save the settings from this machine

    4. click next

    5. Select Save the settings to a File, specify name and folder to save the file and the folder.

    6. Click Finish

    The other way is simply:

    1. go to Start button> Settings> "Printers"

    2. next Right-click on the printer that you would like to change settings and click "Properties"

    3. go through the many tabs, and change the settings you would like to change

    4. and after that just click the Apply button.



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    Not quite what the problem is.  It seems that a previous job is set to the default setting of Word 2003.  Including the printer and number of copies.  One user has it set permenatly to 15 copies upon a print job.  This can be a waste of paper.  So I need to know how to reset the settings when word closes.  It might have something to do with outlook. Since as long as outlook is open, winword is open.  This problem doesn't happen on any of the other office 2003 applications.
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    by:Joanne M. Orzech
    Try going into Word and going to Tools, Options, Print, and under Default Tray, use printer settings.  Exit Word.  Save normal if it asks you.

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    Sorry about my absence, it was weekend u know ;-)

    Then try check your printer options on outlook and word , check if two have the same settings, if not correct them for the settings u wish for. If this nothing works, if u have the printer cd or dirvers, just unistall the printer, then open word and outlook and check the printer options, eventualy the programs will say to printer or something. close programs and then install printer drivers again. reboot and check it out. don't forget to go  Start button> Settings> "Printers" and configure yours settings for windows before open the programs.

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    did it worked?
    Hunter_boi ?

    Is the problem gone?

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