I’ve heard this question multiple times from new users of Windows 8 and 8.1. It is actually really simple, but there are a few things to know.
What type of app are you using? If it is a modern app it will be different than it will be for a regular desktop app. Basically, a modern app will use the “device” option under the charms menu, but desktop apps will expose the print functionality from their own menu within the app. I’ve separated the steps below so you can just follow the steps for your scenario.
- Launch the app from which you want to print.
- Swipe in from the right edge of the screen to get the charms to show up. Tap the Devices charm and then tap Print.Keyboard and mouse users: if you’re using a mouse and keyboard, then you will drag the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen to get the charms menu to show up.Note: note all apps support printing. In the case that you’re trying to use an app that doesn’t support printing you will see a message “This app can’t print” when trying to print.
- You should now see a list of available printers. Pick the one you want to use from the list.
- Tap Print.
If you have used previous version of Windows, then printing from a desktop app should be familiar. The printing options for a desktop app will be specific to the way the app was implemented, but typically you will find the print options under the File menu in the app and/or a toolbar button with a print icon.