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Printing in Word 2000 is easier than you think. Learn how to use the Word 2000 printing feature in this free lesson.

The Print dialog box

Here's what the Print dialog box looks like in Word 2000:

print dialog box

Printer selection

In the Name: drop-down box, the name(s) of your printer display(s). When working in an office environment, it is possible that your computer is part of a network that accesses several printers. Make sure you direct your print job to the correct printer.

Page range selection

The default setting is all. If you want to print only the current page, select the current page radio button. If you want to print only part of a document but it is more than one page, select the Pages radio button and enter the page numbers you want to print.

Copies selection

In this section, there is a Number of copies: box. The default setting is 1 copy. Manually enter the number you want to print by highlighting the number. Enter the number of copies you want to print. You can use the up or down arrows to indicate the desired number of copies.

Collate is the default setting. Collate means to put pages in the proper order. If you want to turn off the collating feature, deselect the radio button. This means if you print more than one copy of a document, all of the first pages will print together, all of the second pages will print together, and so on.

Print what section

You want to print a document. Leave this at the default setting.

Print section

The default setting is all pages in range. However, in the drop-down box, select even pages or odd pages if you want, or select a range of pages.