Print an email attachment in Word for the web

You've received an email attachment in your Inbox and you want to print it in Word for the web.

Note: If it’s an Office document, click View online or View on OneDrive, and then follow the steps in Print a document in Word for the web.

If it's a Portable Document Format (PDF), follow these steps:

A PDF file preserves the layout and formatting of the slides. If you use Adobe Reader, you’ll have more flexibility with printing.

  1. In the body of the email, click the attachment, and select Download from the list.

    Click Download

  2. At the bottom of your screen, click Open to view the PDF in your computer’s PDF viewer.

    Open the PDF

    Depending on which version of Windows you have, do one the following:

    • On Windows 7 or earlier, at the top of the Print page is a box labeled Copies with up and down arrows for you to choose how many copies of the document you want.

      Word Online printer dialog

      Make your choice (either by entering a number or using the arrows), select the printer, change or keep any other settings you want, and then click Print.

      Tip: If your default PDF viewer is desktop Word 2013 or 2016 for Windows, cancel the Word for the web print job, open the document in Word (Edit Document > Edit in Word) and print it from Word for Windows (File > Print).

    • On Windows 8 and later, in the PDF reader app, in the upper right corner of the screen, click the Elipsis button Elipsis, and then click Print.

      Click Print.

    • Choose a printer, change or keep the settings you want, choose how many copies to print (either by entering a number or using the + and buttons, and then click Print.

      Windows 8 Reader printer options

Do more with PDFs

If you want to view or edit a PDF in Word for the web, see Open PDFs in Word for the web for viewing, printing, and editing.

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