Microsoft Office: wrong default printer #

Microsoft Office apps like Word and Excel may suddenly stop defaulting to the user-specified default printer:

Its_Garth's lonely (and locked) November 29, 2018 post (Office 365 on Windows 10 not using Windows default printer) held the unlikely solution:

  1. Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > enable "Let Windows manage my default printer"
  2. Launch a Microsoft Office app (say, Word), print a file to the desired printer, then close Word.
  3. Disable "Let Windows manage my default printer"
  4. Reopen Word and open the print dialog; the desired default printer should be automatically selected.

/windows | Jul 30, 2019

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