The first and most obvious reason the “Print” button would be grayed out is if you are trying to print a blank document. It happens. We get busy, we speed up, a Ctrl+F6 or a Ctrl+N sneaks in just before a Ctrl+P and the next thing we know, we have a gray Print button.
So…Question #1: Is there anything in your document? Text? a Text Box? an Image? Bueller?
I realize that’s the equivalent of asking you if your computer is plugged in and I apologize if you’re giving your monitor the stink eye right now, but we needed to eliminate that possibility right up front.
If your document isn’t empty, then follow these steps:
Click the “Advanced” tab:
At the bottom left corner, UNcheck, “Document on Disk”
The “Print” button should become active and stay active.