How to Print From Google Docs App

6476 How to Print From Google Docs App

Google Docs is a popular word processing application that allows you to create, edit, and collaborate on documents online. With Google Docs, you can access your documents from any device through the cloud.

While online documents offer great flexibility, sometimes you may need to print a physical copy of your document. Printing from the Google Docs mobile app is easy, whether you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Prerequisites for Printing

Before printing from Google Docs app, ensure:

  • You have the latest version of the Google Docs app installed on your device
  • Your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone or tablet
  • Your printer supports wireless printing protocols like AirPrint or Google Cloud Print

Steps to Print from Google Docs App

Follow these simple steps to print documents from the Google Docs app:

On iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Google Docs app and select the document you want to print
  2. Tap the More icon (3 dots) in the top-right corner
  3. Choose Share & Export from the menu
  4. Tap Print
  5. Select your AirPrint compatible printer
  6. Customize print settings like number of copies, page range, etc.
  7. Tap Print to send the document to printer

On Android Device

  1. Launch Google Docs and open the required document
  2. Tap More (3 vertical dots) and choose Share & Export
  3. Select Print option
  4. Choose your printer and customize settings
  5. Tap Print to print the document

Tips for Printing Google Docs

Here are some useful tips to help you print Google Doc documents successfully:

  • Preview Before Printing: Use print preview to check layout, page count, margins, etc. before printing
  • Print Specific Pages: Specify page numbers or page ranges to print only required sections
  • Troubleshoot Issues: If facing printing issues, check printer connectivity, update app/OS, clear app cache, etc.
  • Save as PDF: If unable to print directly, save Google doc as PDF and then print from a PDF reader app
  • Use Printer-Friendly Layout: Enable this setting under File > Print Layout to optimize layout for printing

Troubleshooting Common Printing Problems

Sometimes you may encounter issues while trying to print Google documents from your mobile device. Here are some common problems and fixes:

Printer Not Listed

  • Ensure printer is connected to Wi-Fi network
  • For AirPrint printers, check if AirPrint service is enabled
  • Tap Add Printer to manually add printer using IP address

Failed or Stuck Print Jobs

  • Check printer connectivity and power status
  • Restart your mobile device and printer
  • Clear Google Docs app cache and data
  • Remove and re-add printer connection

Incorrect Print Layout

  • Use Print Preview to check document formatting
  • Enable Print Layout mode in document settings
  • Check page size, margins if layout is off

Printer Disconnected Error

  • Reconnect mobile device and printer to same Wi-Fi network
  • Position device closer to printer if facing weak signal issues
  • Use wired network connection for faster prints

By following these tips on printing from Google Docs mobile app, you can easily take physical prints of your documents from iPhone, iPad or Android phones and tablets. Let us know if you have any other queries!

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