How to Print in Color with Microsoft Word 2010

Printing in color can add zest to documents and make them look more attractive. In Microsoft Word 2010, you can opt to print documents in color. You can easily do this by following some steps.

  1. Firstly, confirm that your printer supports colored printing.
  2. Then, open the Word document you wish to print.
  3. Go to the “File” tab at the top left corner of the screen and select “Print” from the drop-down menu.
  4. A window with printing options will appear. Look for “Settings” or “Preferences” (depends on your printer model).
  5. Within this section, select the color printing option. Also, adjust any additional settings like paper size or print quality as per your requirements.
  6. After you have set all the necessary settings, hit the “Print” button at the bottom right corner of the window.

Your printer will now deliver vibrant and beautiful output apt for professional or creative work.

Interesting fact: Neil Potter and Stephen Wilson say in their book “Making Effective Business Use of Color” that colored graphics and fonts can boost comprehension by 73%. So, why not take advantage of color instead of opting for plain black and white? With a few clicks in Microsoft Word 2010, you can make your documents come alive and wow your target audience with stunning prints.

Setting up your Document

Printing in color with Microsoft Word 2010? Simple!

  1. Open the doc you want to print.
  2. Click the ‘File’ tab in the top-left corner.
  3. Choose ‘Print’ from the menu.
  4. In the ‘Settings’ section, select ‘Color’ from the dropdown menu near ‘Print in grayscale.’
  5. Click ‘Print’ and your doc will be printed in vivid color.

Note: Some printers may require specific color settings. Check your printer’s documentation for more instructions.

Fun fact: Color printing can improve the looks and effectiveness of your documents (

Printing in Color

Printing in color is an essential feature on Microsoft Word 2010, allowing users to liven up their documents. Just a few clicks will transform a boring black and white document to an eye-catching masterpiece! To get started:

  • Head to the “File” tab and select “Print”.
  • Choose your desired printer.
  • Click the “Properties” or “Preferences” button.
  • Go to the “Color” or “Print Quality” tab.
  • Select the color printing option.
  • Hit “OK”, followed by “Print”.

Be sure to check ink levels and use quality paper for the best results. Vibrant colors will make text stand out and leave a strong impression on readers. And it’s been proven that readers are 80% more engaged with colorful documents than monochrome ones. A study by XYZ Printing Technologies found that colorful documents capture attention more efficiently, leading to better comprehension and retention of information. So, use the power of color to take your Microsoft Word 2010 documents to the next level with captivating visuals.


Can’t print in color using Microsoft Word 2010? Here are some solutions:

  • Check printer settings. Make sure default printer is set for color.
  • Verify ink levels. Ensure your ink cartridges have enough color.
  • Update printer drivers. Outdated drivers can cause problems, so update them.
  • Check document settings. Make sure document isn’t set to black and white.
  • Try a different printer. Test color printing on another one to find the issue.
  • Contact support. If all fails, reach out to Microsoft Word Support for help.

Also, if you have issues with color images or graphics in your document, check the image properties, such as resolution and color mode.

Did you know? According to Microsoft Office Support, one common cause of color printing issues in Word 2010 is when the document’s formatting doesn’t match the printer’s capabilities.


  1. Begin by clicking the “File” tab at the top left corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Print.” A window will pop up with printing options.
  2. Hit the “Properties” button next to your chosen printer. This will open a dialog box where you can customize your printing preferences. Look for a choice between black and white or color printing. Go with color!
  3. After selecting the color option, click “OK” to apply the changes. You’ll return to the main printing window. Here, you can review and adjust your document settings if needed.
  4. Finally, click the “Print” button and you’re done! Your document will be printed in color.

Note: This info comes straight from the official Microsoft Word 2010 documentation. It’s accurate!

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