It's an option setting. Go to Tools > Options > Print and check the
box for "Drawing objects". (Word considers text boxes to be a type of
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On Wed, 8 Aug 2007 16:22:00 -0700, Michaeld
>The secretary at a church I support is having a problem with a Word document
>she received. She uses Word 2003 but I don't know what version was used to
>create the document. The first page of the document has what appears to be a
>text box titled Dates to Remember. Clicking on View/Print Layout looks just
>fine, with the text box on the left side of the page and the body of the
>document on the right. But click on Print Preview and the text box goes away.
>If you actually send the document to the printer, the text box does not
>print. This document looks and prints fine on other computers in the church
>office so it's got to be a problem with this particular copy of Word. Another
>hint would be that clicking on File shows Page Setup grayed out. Can anyone
>tell me what setting needs to be checked. For example, is it possible to
>enable/disable text boxes in Word 2003?