Shell printing:  Print document WITHOUT showing markup

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am doing printing via Windows shell.  On a document with markups, Word seems to default to printing the document with its markups.  This is highly undesirable.  

Is there a setting in Word (not the Word document setting, but a Word setting) which will cause all printing to print without markups?  

Or another place I thought of is in the DOC file type association's Print action.  The DDE message is

[REM _DDE_Minimize][FileOpen("%1")][t=IsDocumentDirty()][FilePrint 0][SetDocumentDirty t][DocClose]

Maybe there is a FilePrint parameter which will achieve the goal?
Question by:Xinger

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    I eventually figured this one out myself.  I am able to change the behavior by modifying the DDE message.  Specifically, I changed [FilePrint 0] to [FilePrint 0,,,,,,0], FilePrint being an undocumented (as far as I could tell) Microsoft-supplied macro of whose parameters I was able to guess.  It is acceptable to me if the question is "Deleted with points refunded."

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