Print Any Mix of Pages/Sections from a Document


I get into trouble when I want to print various pages or sections of a Word document. More often than not, I end up either printing the whole document or the wrong pages. Can you help me figure out the Print Range controls?

Let’s start from the beginning. When you command your computer to print (either by clicking on File , Print or pressing Ctrl+P), the Print menu appears. The controls are under the Page range section.

The Page range defaults to All (print the whole document). Below that is Current page (only print the page on the screen). If you want to print certain pages or sections—either sequential or nonsequential pages—click on Pages . Then if you want to print pages 3 to 6, type 3-6 . If you want to print page 3 and pages 5 through 8 and page 12, type 3, 5-8,12 .

Now, here is where it can get confusing. If your document contains sections, and you want to print pages 2 to 7 of section 4, be aware that the letter p stands for pages and s stands for sections, so the formula is p2s4-p7s4 . Likewise, you can specify a range across sections. To print page 2 of section 4 through page 5 of section 7, type p2s4-p5s7.


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