"If you print from a Windows program and choose to save the print output as a file, most likely you'll end-up with a *.PRN (created using a PCL printer driver) or a *.PS file (created using a PostScript printer driver)."
I am curious that you choose this method ? Is there more we should know?
Why not just save the .doc file and print it out the normal way when you want it.
I have to add that I know zilch about printing to file..... and my link didn't mention XP it seems to be Dos based.