Outlines do not print as expected when you use the Quick Print feature in Word 2007


Symptoms


When you use the Quick Print feature to print an outline in Microsoft Office Word 2007, the outline does not print as expected. The outline levels that you set on the Outline Tools tab are printed. However, the hidden outline levels are also printed. These hidden outline levels are printed over the visible outline levels that you set. Therefore, the text is unreadable. Additionally, when you click Print Preview to view the outline, the complete document is displayed instead of the Outline View of the document.

Workaround


To work around this issue, print your document by using the standard Print dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button.
  2. Point to Print, and then click Print.
  3. In the Print dialog box, make any changes that you want, and then click OK.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


Steps to reproduce the behavior

  1. Open a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document.
  2. On the View tab, click Outline in the Document Views group.
  3. On the Outlining tab, reduce the number of levels that are visible in the Outline View to a fixed number. For example, click Level 2 in the Show Level list in the Outline Tools group.
  4. Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Print, and then click Print Preview. The complete document is displayed instead of the Outline View of the document.
  5. Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Print, and then click Quick Print. The hidden levels of the document are printed over the visible outline levels that you set in the Outline Tools group on the Outlining tab.