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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)

Can't thank you enough! Similar situation - didn't know "how" it started, and was unable to correct (via conventional means, i.e., printer options, etc.). All the ink and paper...So, grateful. Thanks again for sharing.
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrateful in Ohio
Thank you!
May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLP
After a ream of paper and an ink change, how simple was that. Also, don't know ho or why it started. Exhausted all typical solutions. Now I have to go back and re-check all my settings.Wow, thank you. Simple solution that I just couldn't find.
May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiller Man
Thank you. Very much appreciated.
June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterST
Thank you!!
July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuca
this is very useful... thank you dear.
July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervenkat
Thanks This really helped and saved time...
August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadeem
thanks a lot - it was bugging me for weeks - thought it was the printer setup.
September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
September 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterramlal
Thank YOU so much!!!!
October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMM
I cant follow Wayne Roberts excellent advice because I have a Mac and it looks different but I have the same problem and want to stop my printer adding all the info on the document properties. its infuriating. Any answers out there?
October 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervaughan
Thank you so much. It was getting on my last nerve and I had no idea how and why it started happening. You are a lifesaver and I appreciate you for taking the time to post this.
November 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
I have been trying to figure this out for months. THANK YOU for making your answer easy to find and easy to execute!
March 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstine7800
Well that did it!! Thank you very much Mr. Wayne.
April 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjraf
Thank you. My boss turned this option by accident. Fix worked like a champ.
May 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRudy
much appreciated, thanks a lot
August 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterportia
thanks alot . i made it correct
August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternalinda
You are awesome! Thank you so much for saving me some trees!
September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Thank you so much for this information on how to stop printing document properties. I searched everywhere in Word Help and could not find the answer. Thank you
November 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Thank you sooooo much! This was driving me bonkers and causing me to waste a lot of paper! You rock! :)
December 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThea

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