Pictures in a Word Document Won't Print

By Foye Robinson

It's frustrating trying to print a document that includes pictures that won't print. Even if the pictures display on screen, they still might not print on paper. This is due to Word's settings. Word's printing options allow you to choose how drawings or pictures are printed, so your printer delivers what you expect. For example, you can print drawings created in Word, such as WordArt and Shapes, and background colors or images within your document.

Step 1

Click the Office Button and choose "Print."

Step 2

Click the "Options" button at the bottom of the "Print" dialog box. The "Word Options" dialog box opens with the "Display" tab selected in the left pane.

Step 3

Scroll to the "Printing options" section.

Step 4

Check "Print drawings created in Word."

Step 5

Check "Print background colors and images" and click "OK."