Application.PrintOut method (Word)

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 an 'Application' object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Background Optional Variant Set to True to have the macro continue while Microsoft Word prints the document.
Append Optional Variant Set to True to append the specified document to the file name specified by the OutputFileName argument. False to overwrite the contents of OutputFileName.
Range Optional Variant The page range. Can be any WdPrintOutRange constant.
OutputFileName Optional Variant If PrintToFile is True, this argument specifies the path and file name of the output file.
From Optional Variant The starting page number when Range is set to wdPrintFromTo.
To Optional Variant The ending page number when Range is set to wdPrintFromTo.
Item Optional Variant The item to be printed. Can be any WdPrintOutItem constant.
Copies Optional Variant The number of copies to be printed.
Pages Optional Variant The page numbers and page ranges to be printed, separated by commas. For example, "2, 6-10" prints page 2 and pages 6 through 10.
PageType Optional Variant The type of pages to be printed. Can be any WdPrintOutPages constant.
PrintToFile Optional Variant True to send printer instructions to a file. Make sure to specify a file name with OutputFileName.
Collate Optional Variant When printing multiple copies of a document, True to print all pages of the document before printing the next copy.
FileName Optional Variant The 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.)
ActivePrinterMacGX Optional Variant This 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.
ManualDuplexPrint Optional Variant True 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 have selected or installed.
PrintZoomColumn Optional Variant The 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.
PrintZoomRow Optional Variant The 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.
PrintZoomPaperWidth Optional Variant The width to which you want Word to scale printed pages, in twips (20 twips = 1 point; 72 points = 1 inch).
PrintZoomPaperHeight Optional Variant The 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.

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".

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.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.PrintOut _ 
 Range:=wdPrintFromTo, From:="1", To:="3"

This example prints the comments in the active document.

If ActiveDocument.Comments.Count >= 1 Then 
 ActiveDocument.PrintOut Item:=wdPrintComments 
End If

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

ActiveDocument.PrintOut PrintZoomColumn:=3, _ 
 PrintZoomRow:=2

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

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

See also

Application Object

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