Text gets squashed in Word when printing

A weird one I’ve had recently is that when a user was printing a document in Word, some of the text became squashed together, as if you were typing on a typewriter in the same exact place over and over again.

Example: “I have a document which looks fine until I print it, then it becomes all squashed together.”

Resolution: This seems to be a very rare bug with background printing within Word. To fix this, take the following steps:

  1. Close any Word documents or windows that are currently open
  2. Open Word up (it doesn’t have to be the document with the issue)
  3. Click ToolsOptions…Print (tab)
  4. Untick the box that says “Background printing” and then click on OK
  5. Close out of Word, and then open up the document that you were having trouble with

The issue should now be fixed.