Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 870622 contains the following summary and introduction:

SUMMARY

This article describes how to troubleshoot Microsoft Office printing problems in Microsoft Windows XP and discusses the following topics:
• How to troubleshoot your printer hardware
• How to troubleshoot your printer driver
• How to troubleshoot printing in Windows XP  
• How to troubleshoot program printing
• How to troubleshoot in Selective Startup mode

INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to troubleshoot problems that you may experience when you try to print to a local printer by using Microsoft Office programs in Microsoft Windows XP.