print range setting not working in some Word Documents


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TomD

We have several documents in Word (2007) where the print range settings do
not work: an empty print spool file is sent. In other documents the print
range setting works fine.

- specifying a page range does not work, printing all pages or current page
or selection works fine
- there is only 1 section, so it's not a section problem, specifying section
anyway (p14s1-p20s1) in page range does not help
- when I copy the contents to a new document, the problem remains
- when I copy the contents to a new document as unformatted text, the
problem is gone (but I do not want to remove all formatting)
- page range does not work printing to any printer, not even PDFCreator or
Microsoft XPS Document Writer
- I can see a print spool file spooling but it contains no pages so doesn't
actually print anything (1 blank page in XPS)

any help in solving this mystery would be greatly appreciated,
 
T

TomD

in reply to my own post:

have stripped everything out of this document, leaving a blank document of
34kb (standard 24kb for blank Word doc): still not able to use print range

have file to test if you want,
replicate: choose your printer, Pause printing and test printing w & w/o
page range in Pages box --> spooler will show number of pages for correctly
printed docs w/o Page Range, will show N/A for those printed w Page Range
(even if simply 1)

hopefully awaiting
 
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M

Mendel

Did you ever get help? I have a document that totaly ignores my print range
request.
 
S

Stefan Blom

This might be document corruption. If the fix suggested by Tom D works, then
I'd say it's definitely a case of document corruption. If you worry about
having to reformat the document, try copying the contents except for the
final paragraph mark into a new document; that way, paragraph formatting is
preserved, and it usually clears the corruption (which is often stored in
the final paragraph mark).
 
T

TomD

No other help then what you see here. I believe what Stefan wrote to be
correct, it has to be some document corruption. As Stefan suggests you can
copy everything excluding the final paragraph mark and copy this into a new
document.This keeps formatting and solved the print range issue, at least for
my documents.
 
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word page range problem

I had the same problem. I did a mail merge to Word from an Excel sheet to create a list of mailing envelopes. That worked fine but I couldn't print a page range. All, Selection, and Current options all worked fine. Then I chose to view all hidden formatting and field codes. It looked like I had 602 pages with one address on each page. But I noticed that each "page" had a Section Break (next page). This means I had one page with 602 sections. That's why a range won't work, say 5-9, because there is no page 5, only page 1. The way to get it to work is to enter the page range as p1s5-p1s9. this worked fine.

Hope this helps
 
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So I had the same problem occur in Word 2007 and I found this as a solution...

When you look at the number of pages in the status bar in Word (bottom left corner) it reads something like... Page: 1 of 20... (or however many pages your document has in it).

Now go to your "Insert" Tab and look for the "Page Number" menu/button and drop it down to the "Format page numbers..." In this dialog box, what does it read for "Page Numbering/Start at:" ? If you have changed this setting to start at a new number, that is now the new page parameter set.

That should be the beginning of the print dialog box print range.

So say you have it set to "Start at: 9" When you go to print the page range in the print dialog box your document is actually set now as Pages: 9-29 (instead of page 1-20).

If you only want to print the last ten pages you need to say print range "19-29"...

Hope that helps.
 
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So I had the same problem occur in Word 2007 and I found this as a solution...

When you look at the number of pages in the status bar in Word (bottom left corner) it reads something like... Page: 1 of 20... (or however many pages your document has in it).

Now go to your "Insert" Tab and look for the "Page Number" menu/button and drop it down to the "Format page numbers..." In this dialog box, what does it read for "Page Numbering/Start at:" ? If you have changed this setting to start at a new number, that is now the new page parameter set.

That should be the beginning of the print dialog box print range.

So say you have it set to "Start at: 9" When you go to print the page range in the print dialog box your document is actually set now as Pages: 9-29 (instead of page 1-20).

If you only want to print the last ten pages you need to say print range "19-29"...

Hope that helps.
YOU ARE A GENIUS! I would have never thought of that. Thanks a zillion! :)
 
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To Professor Taconinety9:

Thanks a lot for ur very helpful tips. It's really 100% working.
i've search anywhere for this reason.
Indeed, this is the silly error does exist. Just only page numbering. :wall::lol:

You are my angel, bro!
 
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In my situation helps specifying section range s14-s20 instead of the page range.
 

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