My printer does not print in colour when i send print from Word. When I go to print and select "preferences" it doesnt even give me the option to print in either black and white or colour. Not sure how else to check. I am presuming the printer will tell me when the ink is low and to change a cartridge. I have checked the ink levels on the printer and the colour is lower than the black cartridge but i though I had to wait to get a message before I replaced it.