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    Print default setting (MS Word 2002)

    In the "Print" window, how do I have the default print command be "current page" instead of "all"? I have some long documents from which I print only certain pages on different occasions, and I have to remember to click "current page" each time or the printer prints all 72 pages or whatever is there. Thanks, Larry

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    Re: Print default setting (MS Word 2002)

    Word does not offer a place to set this default. You can create your own macro to supplement or to replace the standard print dialog. The macro could check the length of the document and decide what option you would prefer, and then present the dialog to you with that option pre-selected. Alternately, the macro could present the dialog in its default format, and then after you click OK, it could check to see if you had chosen to print all of a long document and ask "are you sure?" Either of these involve a bit of programming, but fortunately the Print dialog is one of the better behaved of Word's dialogs. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Does any of that sound as though it might be worth exploring?

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    Re: Print default setting (MS Word 2002)

    One other option that you might want to try is to create a macro that prints only the current page. You could even record such a macro. You could then assign it to a toolbar button. e.g.
    <pre>Sub PrintCurrentPage()
    '
    Application.PrintOut Range:=wdPrintCurrentPage, Item:= _
    wdPrintDocumentContent, Copies:=1
    End Sub</pre>


    will print the current active page. If you need help assigning that to a toolbar button, post back. You can get information about where to place the macro by looking at the post <!post=Creating your first macro,21373>Creating your first macro<!/post>.

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