Fix cannot print from Microsoft® Word 2010 issue
Possible reasons due to which users may not be able to print Microsoft Word 2010 documents and tips for troubleshooting issues
Microsoft Word 2010 is used for the processing of documents and allows you to type and perform different functions like printing of the documents etc. However, sometimes problems can occur while trying to print a document in Microsoft Word 2010. If the printer is not responding to a print command from a Microsoft Word document, it could be due to different problems. It can be that the printer driver is not installed properly on your computer and you may have to remove the old drivers and then reinstall the updated drivers. Some errors can occur while giving the print command and the printer may become unresponsive. The printing may not take place also due to several reasons like the documents are corrupted or due to printer damage.
Following are the methods to fix problems due to which Microsoft Word 2010 may not print documents:
- Replace a damaged printer driver
- Remove and reinstall the printer port
- Set default printer entry
Replace a damaged printer driver
A damaged printer driver can cause the malfunctioning of a printer. For this you need to replace the damaged printer driver. To fix this issue, you need the storage media or the CD ROM where the printer driver is stored. Quit all the Windows applications and click on ‘Start’. Then click on ‘Printers and Faxes’. Now click on ‘Add printer’. Right click on the installed printer and click on the ‘Delete’ button and remove all the extra files that are related with it. Click on 'Add a printer' option and reinstall your printer driver.
Remove and reinstall the printer port
Microsoft Word 2010 does not print the documents if a device may be conflicting with your computer printer port. Therefore you need to remove and reinstall the printer port. Select ‘Start’ menu and right click on the ‘My computer’ to select ‘Properties’. Then click on the ‘Hardware’ tab and select ‘Device Manager’. Choose ‘Ports’ option and click on the port to which your printer is connected. If the device status is has some problem then you need to click ‘Ok' and then click on ‘Remove’. Then restart the system and reinstall the printer port.
The printer may not respond and would not print any documents in Microsoft Word 2010 if the Windows registry has damaged the default printer entry. So you need to set the default printer entry and avoid such sort of errors from occurring. You can set the default printer by clicking on the ‘Printer and Faxes’ option in Control Panel.
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