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I am using a Windows 7 computer.  I want to a few documents without having to open them. On my XP computer, I can select the documents and right click and then choose print.  I don't see this option on Windows 7.  Any ideas?  Thanks.
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thanks for the replies. Not concerned about the max file restriction, only need to select a few files to print.   If I select 1 word .doc file and right click I don't see the print option, you both mentioned association.  How can I fix this ?   thanks.
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I am doing this with Excel .xls/.xlsx and Word .doc/.docx files.  
I don't use wordpad at all.  baffled that I can't see Print when I right click.
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not sure how that would help, I don't need to print any other files besides Excel and Word and I do have a local copy installed
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I thought it might be a quick setting I was missing since I am not familiar with Windows 7. I am going to have to have someone else look into this issue.  Thanks for the help.
The primary things to look at:

1. You must have a program installed that will open and print the document you're selecting, since this is exactly what it does anyway. It's kind of like a macro.
 
2. The printer you want to print to must be the default printer. I have seen where "xps" or a "fax" does not give the context menu option.

3. To back up number one, and has already been mentioned, the file type must have an association to the program you want to print from.


**We did not touch on option 2 above

Something you can look at:

http://www.winvistaclub.com/e11.html