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Word 2007 remembers print settings across different documents


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#1 appleoddity

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:34 AM

Hi guys. I took a quick look for an answer on this but didn't find much. So, I decided to post a partial question, partial rant. :) I have office 2007 on windows 7 32-bit. I print a lot of different documents and Word is almost always open. When I open an existing document and print it, it uses the same settings that I used on the last document I printed, such as duplexing and copies. This is one of those things I just can't believe is happening. Who the heck would want every document they open up to automatically start printing 50 copies, or duplexing a single sheet, etc. I'm consistently forgetting to check the settings before clicking print because I just assume it is going to be 1 copy, single sided. I don't see anything in options. Anybody know how to turn off this ridiculous "feature?"

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

I'm using neither Office 2007 nor Win 7, but have encountered the same maddening condition occasionally. I'll keep an eye out. Generally speaking, I don't use the command Icon for print and instead use file - print - and then have a look at what it says it's gonna do. Seems to me that it should always revert to (1) one copy, portrait, and auto-color..... but sometimes that doesn't happen as you say.
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