You might find yourself printing a word document and printing it. Suppose your printer only accepts flash drives, you might observe that the file which you had just saved in your drive is missing. Or in other words the printer cannot locate or recognize your word file.
In this case either your flash drive is not operating correctly or it might be something else. For the first case you could check by reformatting your drive and then Inserting it. If that doesn’t work, then try converting your Word file into PDF. Versions of Microsoft Word from 2013 onwards give you the functionality of easily saving your document as a PDF. Now save this PDF in your flash drive and try printing it. You would see that the printer now recognizes this file which happens to be a PDF document and it is printing it.
So the bottom line is that there are some printers which don’t print Word files and the only solution is to convert it to a PDF document.