Since these are your documents you can, in Word open them then Edit, Select All and then set the font color to black. Now print that and your choice to save the document.
Does not appear to be a Win issue at all.
I have recently move form XP to Win7 and wghn I print documents with coloured text or even grey-shade text, it prints in almost unreadable faint form even if I choose the 'print black and white and grey scale' option. What else can I do? Over half the documents I wish to print are not pure black and white.
PS How do I see any answers from this query as I've tried lots of forums for other Win issues but can't find out how to get an annswer.