4th Jun 2012, 13:37
I have one document in Word 2010 (actually a series of documents but each serially created from one original) that prints all the text at about 50% grey scale. No other documents print this way and, in fact, all other documents print at 100% black.
I've checked every setting I can think of but can't seem to find the one that is causing this.
Any ideas on why this might be happening and what I can do about it? I can forward the document to anyone if that might help troubleshoot.
Since it's my resume, I'd really like to sort this out.
4th Jun 2012, 14:04
check your ink cartridges
the black could be near emtpy, but on some prints its using the colour to create a composite black to composite
also check the print parameters for THAT DOCUMENT. Is it set to "draft"?
4th Jun 2012, 14:38
The ink cartridge is full and, as I say, every other document is printing fully black.
I've looked all over Word, and tried Word help (which is notoriously mis-named) but can't seem to find anywhere that I can check if it is in draft form or how to change it if it is. I think you're right, though, in that the problem is specifically with this document, but I'm buggered if I can figure out what the problem is.
4th Jun 2012, 14:42
in the document go to print, and then check the print settings from there
4th Jun 2012, 14:48
Cut and paste it into Wordpad, which will lose any formatting, and see if then prints in 100% black. If it does, cut and paste ite back in Wrod and you may find you've solved the problem.
Alternatively, save it as a .txt or .rtf file. Finally, you have probably already done this, but try clearing the formatting.
5th Jun 2012, 01:27
That sounds like a good idea. Clearly there's something in the formatting that gets carried from parent to child document, but I just cannot find the feature that's causing it. Cutting and pasting into Wordpad may do it.
I would clear the formatting but I'm not sure how or what setting there is that is causing the problem.
Thanks for the tip!
5th Jun 2012, 01:31
Check it's not printing in economy mode in the print settings.
6th Jun 2012, 12:05
You've probably thought of this, but try selecting ALL of the text in the document and make sure the text colour is black.
6th Jun 2012, 12:16
I've done all of the above, except Tableview's idea of basically starting a new document.
There is obviously some formatting feature selected on that particular document that is causing this, but I can not find it to save my life. My knowledge of Word is just not sufficient to figure it out.
But thanks, everyone, for the input.