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How to print a document created in Google Drive

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Problem or Question:

I want to print a document I created in Google Drive but it doesn't print

Environment:

Windows PC

Solution or Answer:

Step 1. Open the Google Apps document in Google Drive that you want to print.

Step 2. Either select File/Print or the Printer icon on the toolbar.

                          g-docs print2.jpg

Step 3. In the dialog box, select either Open with Acrobat Reader or Save File which will save a copy on your local computer. Opening with Reader is quicker and doesn't download the file. If the document is a spreadsheet there may be an initial dialog box asking if you want to open all sheets or just the active one. You can check the box to set your preference for this choice.



g-docs print3.jpg

 

Step 4. Once Reader is displaying the document, select print.

Step 5. A dialog box will open and the printer and other options can be selected.

Step 6. Click Print.

 

Cause:

Google Drive does not have a connection to your local printers and so the document must be open locally to print.

Submitted by dylan mcclintock dylan.mcclintock@csueastbay.edu


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Last Updated
30th August 2013 04:53:08 pm

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