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PageMaker 7.0 Basics – Printing: Windows

Printing: Windows

This information will help you print your PageMaker document.

return to topPrinting a Basic/Standard Document

Before printing, it is best to first save your document in case problems occur.

  1. From the File menu, select Print…
    The Print dialog box will appear.
    print documentation dialog box
  2. From the Printer pull-down listing, choose the desired printer
  1. Make the necessary changes to the Print dialog box
    See About the Print Dialog Box for more information.
    HINT: To view more print options, click OPTIONS

  2. To begin printing, click PRINT

return to topAbout the Print Dialog Box

Check to see that the printer name matches the printer that you want to send your printout to. If necessary you will need to change printers. You can change printers in the Print dialog box, or you can set a default printer that will automatically be used every time you print.

To set a default printer:

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings ยป Printers

  2. From the submenu, select the printer you wish to set as your default printer
    The Printer dialog box appears.

  3. From the Printer menu, select Set As Default
    The selected printer is now the default printer, and a check appears next to Set as Default on the Printer menu.

  4. From the Printer menu, select Close

Number of Copies
To print more than one copy of the document, make sure that the box to the right of Copies is highlighted (if not press the [Tab] key until it is) and type the number of copies you want.  


  • To print every page of the document, under Pages, select All.
  • To print only part of the document, select Ranges.
    In the text box to the right, type the page number of the first page to print, followed by a hyphen and the last page to be printed.
  • To print nonconsecutive pages, type in the pages you wish to print and separate them with commas.
    Example: to print pages 1-14 of a document, type: 1-14
    To print pages 1, 5, and 7-9 type: 1,5,7-9


Confirm that the paper orientation matches how you intend your document to be printed. Your options are tall (portrait) or wide (landscape).

return to topPrinting a Non-letter Size Document

When you want to print a document that is a different size than the standard letter size, you must first specify the size of the document and then configure the print size before you print your document.

Printing a Non-letter Size Document: Document Setup

Use these steps to configure your document size. If you have already configured your document size, then you can skip to the next section Printing a Non-letter Size Document: Print Setup.

  1. From the File menu, select Document Setup…
    The Document Setup dialog box appears.

  2. From the Page size pull-down listing, select the desired paper size

  3. Click OK

Printing a Non-letter Size Document: Print Setup

  1. From the File menu, select Print…
    The Print dialog box appears.

  2. Click SETUP…
    The Printer dialog box appears.

  3. Select the Paper tab

  4. From the Size is pull-down listing, select the desired paper size
    NOTE: The size of the document must match the size paper you select here. There are a number of selections for each paper size, so make sure you choose the same size for both the document setup and the print setup before attempting to print your document.

  5. Select the Basics tab

  6. From the Orientation section, select the desired orientation of the paper

  7. Click OK

  8. Click PRINT