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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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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 (73)

Wow, if I only had a brain!!! I had been wasting a lot of paper but YOU HAD/HAVE THE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the post!
November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatches
I was thrilled to find this page, but when I tried to follow the directions I could not. I don't have an office button - I am using Small business 2000 on XP - When I click on print I do have an options tab at the top but it does not contain a box (ticked or unticked) that says print document properties. I went to my program and right clicked but can't seem to find any such box. I must have changed something recently in working with my relatively new printer..... as I have had this computer for a few months and the erroneous page just started printing in the last few days. Yes, I am wasting paper...!!! Any help would be appreciated.
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarlene
Carlene: I know this is a little late, but unfortunately this post is only for Office 2007. I don't have access to an installation of 2000 to see how it is setup there although, it is likely in the print options section somewhere (from Tools -> Options).
February 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterWayne Robinson
It does not work on mine!! It says print "documents", I checked the print properties and unchecked it too. I can't get it to stop printing. Any other suggestions?
February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
You are the man!
March 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEnock Mhindurwa
Thank you! This helped me fix the problem quickly
April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXarnus
A world of thanks... so easy yet it was soooooooooooooooo frustrating to deal with and a waste of time and paper
May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCBD
Thankyou - was getting really annoyed with that - you are a rockstar
May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatia
Thank you for taking the time to write it up!
June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
Thanks so much....I was beginning to get very fraustrated!!
July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
thank you for your information it helped me with a question in my tafe course.
September 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlysha
Thank you so much. i finally stop printing the summary. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermabel
still great info after two years, thanks
January 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergeorgw
Thanks alot for the help dude!
January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInfo tech guy
I have similar problem with my Mac, Solutions suggested here does not apply. Any one has similar solution for Mac OS
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVen
How DOOO they make things happen without a command from the operator??? My time is valuable, and it really ticks me off when things just HAPPEN for no reason at all. Thank you, so much, and I really appreciate the tip. It saved me yet ANOTHER HOUR searching through the layers of dialong boxes just to turn a stupid switch that was wasting my paper!
April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJon Landell's really helpfull.... :)
God Bless... :)
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterester
Thank you so very much! Word Help was of no help to find this setting. The setting was turned on somehow without my knowledge. It may have happened when I switched the Region Language from English to French and back again (through Control Panel). But then again modifying the language may have been a coincidence with the printing of document summary and I have no reason why it would suddenly turn itself on.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAC
Thank you! This has been driving me crazy for the last month. Thanks for sharing.
November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoann
thank you !!!
January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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