Stop Printer Preferences saving with file

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I have an issue where printing preferences wet within Excel are being saved with the file and so are applying to their users regardless of their default printer preferences.

For example. Everyone in the org. has a default of Black and White printing.  User A is using Excel and changes the print Colour preferences from the "File/Print" dialog to Full Colour and then saves document onto a shared /network drive. User B opens that file and prints without checking settings and realises their print job came out in colour

This is more of an issue when the preference being set is the  selecting the "Secure Print" option so other user's cannot print - is there any setting to prevent this? I've found old references to registry setting "QFE_Sitka" but those articles are all 10+ years old

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You are right this can be a pain. I suggest you click on the Help tab and click the Feedback button to send Microsoft feedback about this. You can include a link to this thread in your feedback text too.