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Microsoft Word 2003

Printing Options for Specific Pages

At times, you may want to print only certain pages of your Word documents. The Page Range section of the Print dialog box allows you to select or specify the pages to be printed.

return to topTerminology

The following is a short list of terms used within this document. Understanding them will help you to comprehend the instructions.

Contiguous
Pages that are next to one another in sequence
EXAMPLE: Page 3 is contiguous to pages 2 and 4.

Non-contiguous
Pages that are not next to one another in sequence
EXAMPLE: Page 3 and page 7 are non-contiguous pages.

Section
In Word, a document is separated into sections by a section break. Each section is referred to by number.
EXAMPLE: Documents that are the result of a mail merge are individual sections.

return to topThe Print Dialog Box

To use the options described in this document, you must access the Print dialog box.

  1. From the File menu, select Print...
    The Print dialog box appears.
    Print dialog box

return to topSpecifying the Pages to Print

The following table lists options for printing and the selection or specifications that you must make in the Page range section of the Print dialog box to achieve the desired results.

Printing only selected text
  1. Under Page range, select Selection

Printing only selected text
Printing all pages of your document
  1. Under Page range, select All

Printing all pages of your document
Printing the current page
  1. Under Page range, select Current page

Printing the current page
Printing non-contiguous pages
  1. Under Page range, select Pages

  2. Type the page numbers separated by commas

Printing non-contiguous pages
Printing a range of contiguous pages
  1. Under Page range, select Pages

  2. Type the beginning and end page numbers separated by a hyphen

Printing a range of contiguous pages
Printing a combination of non-contiguous pages and a range
  1. Under Page range, select Pages

  2. Type the page numbers, separating the noncontiguous pages by commas and the range by a hyphen

Printing a combination of non-contiguous pages and a range
Printing a section of your document
  1. Under Page range, select Pages

  2. Type s and the section number

Printing a section of your document
Printing non-contiguous sections 
  1. Under Page range, select Pages

  2. Type s and the section number for each section separated by commas.

Printing non-contiguous sections
Printing a range of pages that crosses sections
  1. Under Page range, select Pages

  2. Reference the pages and their respective sections by typing p before the page number and s before the section number
    Place a hyphen between the beginning page/section and the ending page/section.

Printing a range of pages that crosses sections
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