In today’s article, we decide to show you 3 smart ways to print your Word document without background color or image.
A proper and nice background color or image can make a document more eye-catching. Therefore, now and then, you will probably set background color or image for your document out of aesthetic purpose.
If so, there can be times when you will prefer to print document without its background color or image.
- First, you can save your ink to be cost effective.
- Second, as mentioned above, the background color is there only to please reader’s eyes. Thus, it shall not affect the document contents.
- Third, some additional words on the background can easily cause confusion.
In such scenario, a document without background color or image would be a better choice. To achieve so, you may try the following methods:
Method 1: Alter the “Word Options”
- First of all, click “File” tab in Word.
- Next click “Options” to open the “Word Options” box.
- Click “Display” on the left.
- Then on the right side under “Printing options” section, clear “Print background colors or images” box.
- Lastly, click “OK”.
Method 2: Print a Document without Background Color via VBA
- First and foremost, trigger the VBA editor in Word by pressing “Alt+ F11”.
- Next click “Normal” in the left.
- Then click “Insert”.
- And choose “Module” on the drop-down menu.
- Open the module with double click.
- Now paste these codes on the coding area:
Sub PrintOneDocWithoutBackgroundColor() Dim objDoc As Document Dim nBackgroundFill As Boolean Set objDoc = ActiveDocument With objDoc ' Save the current page color. nBackgroundFill = .Background.Fill.Visible ' Hide the page color from printing. .Background.Fill.Visible = msoFalse End With Dialogs(wdDialogFilePrint).Show With objDoc ' Restore the page color to original setting on screen. .Background.Fill.Visible = nBackgroundFill End With End Sub
- Last but not the least, click “Run”.
This macro enables you to print document without its background color or image. Meanwhile, the document on computer shall have its background color or image intact.
Method 3: Print Multiple Documents without Background Color via VBA
This macro aims to print a batch of documents without background color.
- First, start with arranging all target documents in one folder.
- Then install and run a macro following steps in method 2.
- Only this time, replace the macro with this one:
Sub PrintMultiDocWithoutBackgroundColor() Dim StrFolder As String Dim strFile As String Dim objDoc As Document Dim dlgFile As FileDialog Set dlgFile = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) With dlgFile If .Show = -1 Then StrFolder = .SelectedItems(1) & "\" Else MsgBox "No folder is selected! Please select the target folder." Exit Sub End If End With strFile = Dir(StrFolder & "*.docx", vbNormal) While strFile <> "" Set objDoc = Documents.Open(FileName:=StrFolder & strFile) Set objDoc = ActiveDocument With objDoc .Background.Fill.Visible = msoFalse .PrintOut .Close SaveChanges:=wdDoNotSaveChanges End With strFile = Dir() Wend End Sub
The macro will invoke the “Browse” window. Just choose the folder which contains all your documents and click “OK”.
Similarly, no change will be made to the digital version of document.
Keep an Eye on Your Word Document
It’s common and reasonable to store a number of documents on one’s computer. But, as time goes by, documents get old and forgot by us. So, some day, when you go to search for a specific document, you only find it inaccessible. Such a frustration is what we all hate to encounter with. However, the only way to retrieve data is to utilize a repairing tool to fix doc. So, get one as soon as possible before all is too late.
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