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.

Watch this video to learn how to print a document or file (0:38)

To print a document or file

  • 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.

To choose print options

  1. Open your document or file.

  2. On the File menu, click Print.

  3. In the Print dialog box that appears, you can choose which printer to use, which pages to print, and how many copies to print.

Picture of the Windows Print dialog box
Windows Print dialog box

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.

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