Windows 7 Thread, Right click to print multiple word docs in Technical; In Windows XP you could right click on a load of selected files and print them all in one go. ...
14th June 2011, 03:59 PM #1
Right click to print multiple word docs
In Windows XP you could right click on a load of selected files and print them all in one go. How can this be done in Windows 7?
Does it matter what version of Office is installed?
16th June 2011, 11:04 AM #2
Surely someone knows a way, or what about 3rd party tools/scripts to do the same thing?
25th June 2011, 03:25 PM #3
Enable Bulk file context menu options in Win 7
Which file types specifically. It's not there for xml type documents without a registry hack. I'm investigating that now.
If it's just regular files then that's doable now, but it's restricted to 15 files max. Have you tried with just a couple of files..?
To enable the context menus for > 15 files I used this registry hack. It just adds a key to the Explorer area. If you open it in notepad you can see what it does before you double click it to add it to your registry.
Last edited by vikpaw; 26th June 2011 at 10:16 AM.
25th June 2011, 06:41 PM #4
Load Word, go to File, Open (yes, really...), navigate to the folder of files you want to print, then hit the Tools button on the bottom left of the Open dialog box and select print. Prints to the default printer. Works in Word 2010, anyway. Many thanks to @Admiral208:
Originally Posted by Alis_Klar
Print XML files in bulk
25th June 2011, 07:09 PM #5
Works in Office 2003 too
Originally Posted by dhicks
26th June 2011, 10:13 AM #6
Enable right click print context menu for XML files
Originally Posted by dhicks
I know, i've seen that method and even recommended it here and on SupportNet however this was before using Office 2010. Since then i've found i can't do this on Word 2010. Neither can any of my users. All that is on the Tools menu is Map Network Drive. I can do it on my XP box with both 2003 and 2007.
Originally Posted by timbo343
I wonder if it's some network policy or permissions thing. I will google shortly
I have however worked out the registry entries that are required to enable right click print context menu for Office 2007 on XP and Office 2010 on Win7. I can't test anywhere else, but if you'd like to try, it would be useful
It's along the lines of the mod suggested by @Cache in the thread you linked to, just after Admiral208's post, but goes straight to registry. For the Office 2010, there is one value i omitted (in the comments) as i didn't know what it did, but it seems to work without.
At least this way, you can do it from explorer and not need to open word first. For bulk printing in Win7 it would need to be coupled with the earlier attachment.
26th June 2011, 03:10 PM #7
Thinking about it, all our machines except one are on Windows XP - and the Windows 7 machine had the same issue as you describe with Office 2010. I'm starting to spot a pattern here...
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