We’ve shown you how to set the advanced document properties, or summary information, that are stored in your Word documents, along with the properties automatically maintained for each document. Printing this information, if you should need to, is quite easy to do.

NOTE: We used Word 2013 to illustrate this feature.

Open the Word document for which you want to print the document properties. Click the “File” tab.

On the backstage screen, click “Print” in the list of items on the left.

NOTE: You can also press “Ctrl + P” to access the “Print” screen.

On the “Print” screen, at the top of the “Settings” section, click the first button and select “Document Info” from the “Document Info” section of the drop-down menu.


NOTE: The label on the button displays as either the default option “Print All Pages” (if you have not printed anything during the current Word session) or whichever option you selected the last time you printed a document during the current session.

Select the desired printer in the “Printer” section and click “Print”.

Information such as the filename, directory, template, title, subject, author, creation date, and the date the document was last saved on, is printed, but the content of the document is not.

If you want to print the summary information with every document automatically, there is a setting that allows you to do this. If you’re in a document, click the “File” tab. If you’re already on the backstage screen, click “Options” in the list of items on the left.

On the “Word Options” dialog box, click “Display” in the list of items on the left.

In the “Printing options” section, select the “Print document properties” check box so there is a check mark in the box.


Click “OK” to accept the change and close the “Word Options” dialog box.

Document properties will now be printed as a separate, last page in every document you print.

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