The quickest way to print a document or file is to print using Windows. You don't have to open any programs or change any settings.
Right-click the file you want to print, and then click Print.
Windows will launch the program that created the file and send it to your default printer.
Open your document or file.
On the File menu, click Print.
In the Print dialog box that appears, you can choose which printer to use, which pages to print, and how many copies to print.
The dialog box you see might look different from the one shown here, depending on your software and printer. To learn more about changing color, paper size, or other printing characteristics, see Choosing print options.
What do you want to do?
To print your photos, see Print a picture.
To manage documents waiting to be printed, see View, pause, or cancel printing.
To print the computer screen, see Take a screen capture (print your screen).
To solve a printing problem, see Why can't I print?
The quickest way to print a document or file is to print using Windows. You don't need to open the file, choose print options, or change your printer settings.
Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents.
Locate the file that you want to print.
Right-click the file, and then click Print. Windows will print it using your default printer settings.
You can print from most other programs, typically by opening the document or file and choosing a print option from the File menu. To see how to print with a program, check the Help documentation for the program you want to use.
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