runtime error 1025

When the prepare a Word document to be printed by a sofware package, I get the Microsoft runtime error 1025 but no printed document.  How do I get rid of this error message?  Thanks.

Hi Lynn,


Ø  If you have a antivirus installed , disabled the antivirus and try printing. Check with your antivirus if that works.


If that doesn’t work


Ø  Try printing it from Notepad ,word pad or any other application.


v  If Does not print correctly in any of the application:- Uninstall and reinstall printer drivers and contact your printer manufacturer.



v  If prints correctly in any of the applications:- Follow these steps.


·         Change the default printer to send to OneNote or Microsoft document writer.

-          To change the default printer in windows vista\7:- Click on control panel\printers and faxes -> Right click on the printer you want to make default and click on set as default printer. Try printing from word now.


·         If it does not print correctly with any of the applications:- Uninstall and reinstall printer drivers contacting your printer manufacturer.



·         If it Prints correctly:- Follow these steps.


1.     Win Xp –  Navigate to My computer ->c:\->Documents and settings->username->application data-> Microsoft->Templates-> and renamed normal .dot/m template to normal .old

Win Vista\7- Navigated to computer ->c:\->users->username->app data->Roaming->Microsoft->Templates-> and renamed normal .dot/m template to normal .old.

2.    Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.   

3.    Click the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\office\12\word and rename the data and the options key.   

4.    On the File menu, click Export, and export the key on the desktop.

5.    Right click on the key and rename the registry key.

6.    Now open word and try printing.




Note:- Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


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Last updated January 24, 2020 Views 2,586 Applies to: