- Click on the round Office button located in the upper left corner of the screen.
- Click on the Word Options button at the bottom right of the menu.
- Click Display in the Word Options menu.
- Check the box next to Print background colors and images under the Printing options section of the menu.
- Click the OK button in the lower right corner of the menu.
- Click File on the Apple toolbar in the upper left corner.
- From the drop-down menu, select Print.
- A print box should appear. Depending on the default settings, you might have to expand the print box by clicking on the downward arrow, just to the right of the Printer drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
- At the centre of the expanded window, open the drop-down menu that appears just below the Orientation and Scale options.
This is a known problem when the "Print colour as black" option is selected.
Update: try downloading a more current Acrobat reader. This problem appears
to be have been resolved with recent updates.
Security settings in the document may not allow printing. In Acrobat, select File/Document Properties, and select the Security tab. This will display a list of the security settings for the document including whether printing is allowed.
Different versions of software or printer set ups will cause the document to appear different when transporting between different computers.
If the cursor was outside of a specific frame when printing was selected then the page will appear blank. Make sure that the frame is selected before printing.
Open the file in Word Viewer 2003 to view or print.
Be sure to use the print button in the Acrobat Reader toolbar, not the File..Print command otherwise a blank page could print.
Untick "Choose Paper Source by PDF Page Size" radio button.
Another reason for the printout being blank may be that, occasionally, a document is scanned and made into a .pdf file as a graphic, even though it appears as text. To print this sort of document, you should click the "Advanced" button on the print dialogue box then choose "Print as Image".
To do this from a Windows computer in the Library:
- in the printer dialogue box, click the "Properties" button
- under the "Finishing" tab, "Document Options", choose the number of pages per page you wish to print.
To do this from a Mac OSX computer in the Library:
Microsoft Office Suite is installed on selected computers for creating, editing, or printing files; authorization by MAC ID is required. Note: this software is also installed on computers in the UTS computer labs, see: UTS student technology centre.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Viewers are installed on most public stations in Mills, Innis, and Thode Libraries for users to view or print MS files.
To view or print your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file from any public station using the Microsoft Viewers:
- Click Start, then Programs
- Click Microsoft Accessories
- Select the appropriate application (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Viewer)
- In the "Open" dialogue box, change "Look in" to the appropriate drive for your file
- Select your file, then click Open
- Click Print
- Follow the instructions on How to Send a Job to the Networked Public Printer