Printer won't print word documents

How irritating it becomes when the printer stops printing word documents, especially when we have got a bulk of tasks to be done on time. There are numerous reasons behind printers not printing word documents, let’s look at how to fix such problems with ease.

Step 1: Try printing some other documents

If your printer is not printing word documents, then there might be some problem like sole damage or corruption to the document you are trying to print. Try printing some other documents from the same printer, and if the printer doesn’t print, then follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned below.

Step 2: Reinstall printer and then install it

Sometimes the problem of printers not printing word documents can be fixed by just installing drivers. To do so, go to the control panel followed by programs and simply uninstall all printer drivers. After that you need to install some updated drivers from the brand website.

Step 3: Update printer drivers by making use of window updates

Sometimes it happens that when we update windows (windows 8 to windows 10), then the drivers of our printer do not get updated. This creates incompatibility issues which results in printers not printing word documents. This thus makes it essential to update drivers.
  • To update, press “windows and R” together. Then in the run box displayed, type “devmgmt.msc” and press enter to get the device manager.
  • Expand the list to find printer options and make a right click on your device to update drivers.
  • Next, you need to click on search automatically from the provided options, i.e. update manually or search automatically. That’s all, and you will be done with this procedure.
Sometimes this problem may be related to hardware/print head where you may need to change the printer or print head. Paper jam is also an issue which can’t get fixed by following the above troubleshooting steps.
The steps mentioned in this blog will definitely help you fix your printer print word documents, but in case if you still face a problem, we recommend you to make a call on +1-800-000-000 for Support.