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Document.PrintOut Method

Office 2007
Prints all or part of the specified document.

Syntax

expression.PrintOut(Background, Append, Range, OutputFileName, From, To, Item, Copies, Pages, PageType, PrintToFile, Collate, FileName, ActivePrinterMacGX, ManualDuplexPrint, PrintZoomColumn, PrintZoomRow, PrintZoomPaperWidth, PrintZoomPaperHeight)

expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.

Parameters

NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
BackgroundOptionalVariantSet to True to have the macro continue while Microsoft Word prints the document.
AppendOptionalVariantSet to True to append the specified document to the file name specified by the OutputFileName argument. False to overwrite the contents of OutputFileName.
RangeOptionalVariantThe page range. Can be any WdPrintOutRange constant.
OutputFileNameOptionalVariantIf PrintToFile is True, this argument specifies the path and file name of the output file.
FromOptionalVariantThe starting page number when Range is set to wdPrintFromTo.
ToOptionalVariantThe ending page number when Range is set to wdPrintFromTo.
ItemOptionalVariantThe item to be printed. Can be any WdPrintOutItem constant.
CopiesOptionalVariantThe number of copies to be printed.
PagesOptionalVariantThe page numbers and page ranges to be printed, separated by commas. For example, "2, 6-10" prints page 2 and pages 6 through 10.
PageTypeOptionalVariantThe type of pages to be printed. Can be any WdPrintOutPages constant.
PrintToFileOptionalVariantTrue to send printer instructions to a file. Make sure to specify a file name with OutputFileName.
CollateOptionalVariantWhen printing multiple copies of a document, True to print all pages of the document before printing the next copy.
FileNameOptionalVariantThe path and file name of the document to be printed. If this argument is omitted, Word prints the active document. (Available only with the Application object.)
ActivePrinterMacGXOptionalVariantThis argument is available only in Microsoft Office Macintosh Edition. For additional information about this argument, consult the language reference Help included with Microsoft Office Macintosh Edition.
ManualDuplexPrintOptionalVariantTrue to print a two-sided document on a printer without a duplex printing kit. If this argument is True, the PrintBackground and PrintReverse properties are ignored. Use the PrintOddPagesInAscendingOrder and PrintEvenPagesInAscendingOrder properties to control the output during manual duplex printing. This argument may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.
PrintZoomColumnOptionalVariantThe number of pages you want Word to fit horizontally on one page. Can be 1, 2, 3, or 4. Use with the PrintZoomRow argument to print multiple pages on a single sheet.
PrintZoomRowOptionalVariantThe number of pages you want Word to fit vertically on one page. Can be 1, 2, or 4. Use with the PrintZoomColumn argument to print multiple pages on a single sheet.
PrintZoomPaperWidthOptionalVariantThe width to which you want Word to scale printed pages, in twips (20 twips = 1 point; 72 points = 1 inch).
PrintZoomPaperHeightOptionalVariantThe height to which you want Word to scale printed pages, in twips (20 twips = 1 point; 72 points = 1 inch).

Example

This example prints the current page of the active document.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.PrintOut Range:=wdPrintCurrentPage

This example prints all the documents in the current folder. The Dir function is used to return all file names that have the file name extension ".doc".

Visual Basic for Applications
adoc = Dir("*.DOC")
Do While adoc <> ""
    Application.PrintOut FileName:=adoc
    adoc = Dir()
Loop

This example prints the first three pages of the document in the active window.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.PrintOut _
    Range:=wdPrintFromTo, From:="1", To:="3"

This example prints the comments in the active document.

Visual Basic for Applications
If ActiveDocument.Comments.Count >= 1 Then
    ActiveDocument.PrintOut Item:=wdPrintComments
End If

This example prints the active document, fitting six pages on each sheet.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.PrintOut PrintZoomColumn:=3, _
    PrintZoomRow:=2

This example prints the active document at 75% of actual size.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.PrintOut _
    PrintZoomPaperWidth:=0.75 * (8.5 * 1440), _
    PrintZoomPaperHeight:=0.75 * (11 * 1440)



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