Depending on your Microsoft Word 2007 configuration, document background colors or images may not appear when printed. If disabled, this may have been done so to increase the speed of printouts and save printer toner / ribbon.
Depending on your needs, however, you may want this background information printed, even if it slows down the printing process or costs more per page to print certain documents.
To toggle this option:
2. Click “Display” in the left pane.
3. In the “Printing Options” section, check or uncheck “Print background colors and images” as desired.
4. Click “OK” to close the “Word Options” dialog box.