I think I've seen this and it got better when I updated my printer driver.
Best of luck,
When I open a word document and go to print, the print window does not appear and the word task at the bottom of the screen blinks. If I click on the blinking task, the word window minimizes and the print window appears. This seems to happen when I open the document from windows instead of Word. This has happened across mulitle versions of Word and on multiple systems. Any thoughs on how to fix this would be greatly appriciated.