I am using Word in MAC 2008. The problem is my printer is not printing anything from Word, but it is printing from other programs, like pages. My printer is HP. It previously prints Word documents. So, can anybody help me get back my printer settings? Or how can my printer print Word documents again?
You will have to search for the printer again on the network that you are on and install it on the computer you are using. This you can do by going to devices and printers on your computer under the programs, and then click on add printer. Choose the option for searching the printer on the local area network and let it search till it finishes. From the list of printers that will be found and listed, choose your printer and make it the default printer.
Go back to the word document, and then print your document. Since you set the printer as default, it will be automatically selected when you print the document.
If your other applications can use the printer except for Microsoft Office Word, you probably need to check if your printer is the selected printer in Microsoft Office Word. To do this, on your Mac, start Microsoft Office Word then press CTRL + P to bring up the Print dialog just like when you are printing a document.
In the Print dialog, under “Printer” section, make sure your printer is selected.
If a different type of printer is selected like a PDF Printer maybe or the XPS Document Writer, select your printer from the dropdown list then click “OK”. On the other hand, if the printer doesn’t appear on the list but other applications can access it, try to uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Office Word.
Your actual printer must be selected in the application before you can actually print a document and if your application cannot find it but other applications have full access, there may be something wrong with your application.