How to stop letters overlapping in Word: when printing

How to stop letters overlapping in Word: when printing

Microsoft Word is the most widely used office software across the world, to create documents that can be shared. However sometimes upon opening a document, you find out that the text is overlapping, making the document impossible to read, even after printing it. This problem can be tackled in two ways which we will lay out below.

If you find that letters are overlapping in a Microsoft Word document, there are two possible solutions:

  • Close Outlook before opening Word

and/or

  • Open Word and select Menu > Tools > Options > Print tab.
  • Uncheck the option 'Print Background'.
  • Close and restart Word and open the document.
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