Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Somehow I changed the default number of copies to print in Word. It's now set to 13, which is like some kind of booby trap for my household. I can change it ever time I print, but every now and then I forget to, and I get 13 copies of a Joel on Software article for reading on the train.

How do I set the default number of copies?

share|improve this question
Which version of Word is this? – Josip Medved Nov 20 '10 at 23:24
What if you print a page from Notepad? Or what if you use another printer (like a PDF printer)? (Just guessing it's not a default in Word, but a default in your system wide printer preferences. One is administered from Word, the other from Control Panel.) – Arjan Nov 21 '10 at 11:49

Go to "Devices and Printers" either from Control Panel or searching in "Windows 7 Start Menu", and right click on your printer and select "Printing Preferences". In the "Advanced" tab, set the default "number of copies" to 1.

alt text alt text

share|improve this answer
I'm on Windows 7, and I don't see an option for the default number of copies there. – WindyCityEagle Nov 20 '10 at 23:56
I have a "Printing Defaults" button on the Advanced tab (on Vista). The number of copies option is in there. Does 7 have this button? – Ash Nov 21 '10 at 1:55
Please see the screenies I added. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 21 '10 at 10:00

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .