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How do I print from Onedrive?


Autobahn

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#1
I have uploaded documents to Onedrive using Microsoft Office Lens using my Android mobile.

That went well.

I was then going to use my Windows 8.1 laptop to go to Onedrive and print a copy of each document, but there is no 'print' button to click on.

How do I print from Onedrive?

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 update 1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron 15R special edition
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast

strollin

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#2
When you say "Print from OneDrive" are you talking about printing a document that's in the OneDrive folder on your local computer or are you trying to print a document listed on the OneDrive website?

Either way, I was able to print Office documents but it appears that in order to print a document from the OneDrive folder on your local computer, you need to have Office installed there. Do you have Office installed on your computer? The native OS doesn't know how to print an Office document so, in order to print a document, it must be opened by Office and then sent to the printer.

Even if you don't have Office installed on your local computer, you should be able to login to OneDrive.com, locate the docs there, open them on-line and print them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built i7-3770K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    4.0Ghz Core i7-3770K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS P877-V LE Plus, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    240GB ssd boot drive with 1.5, 2.0 & 4.0TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Antec EA-650 Green
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.

Autobahn

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#3
When you say "Print from OneDrive" are you talking about printing a document that's in the OneDrive folder on your local computer or are you trying to print a document listed on the OneDrive website?

Either way, I was able to print Office documents but it appears that in order to print a document from the OneDrive folder on your local computer, you need to have Office installed there. Do you have Office installed on your computer? The native OS doesn't know how to print an Office document so, in order to print a document, it must be opened by Office and then sent to the printer.

Even if you don't have Office installed on your local computer, you should be able to login to OneDrive.com, locate the docs there, open them on-line and print them.
Yes, print from the 'Onedrive website'.
Their website does not seem to have a 'print' button when I click on a document?
The only way I could get it to work was to download each document onto my computer and then I was able to print them from there.
Has something gone wrong with 'Onedrive' or has it never had a 'print' button to click on, and if not, why not?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 update 1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron 15R special edition
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast

strollin

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#4
As I said earlier, on the OneDrive website you need to OPEN the document on-line, then you can print it.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built i7-3770K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    4.0Ghz Core i7-3770K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS P877-V LE Plus, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    240GB ssd boot drive with 1.5, 2.0 & 4.0TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Antec EA-650 Green
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.