cannot print any PDF files - program stops responding, is there an easy fix?

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Mar 27, 2018 Mar 27, 2018

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Every time I try to print a PDF file, the program stops responding.  I'm a senior and not tech savvy.

Is there an easy fix for this problem?

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Adobe Employee , Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

Hello Suzanc,

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, as per the description above, when you are trying to print any PDF file, Acrobat stops responding, Is that correct?

Please check for any pending updates of Acrobat from help>check for updates, reboot the machine after installing the updates.

Try repairing the Acrobat from help>repair installation(only for Windows machine), reboot the machine and try printing the PDF file and see if this brings any difference.

Try printing the PDF file as an Im

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Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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Hello Suzanc,

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, as per the description above, when you are trying to print any PDF file, Acrobat stops responding, Is that correct?

Please check for any pending updates of Acrobat from help>check for updates, reboot the machine after installing the updates.

Try repairing the Acrobat from help>repair installation(only for Windows machine), reboot the machine and try printing the PDF file and see if this brings any difference.

Try printing the PDF file as an Image, Under Print dialogue > select your printer from the drop-down list > click Advanced > check the box which says Print as Image > click OK, Launch Acrobat and try printing.

You may also refer to Print PDF as image | Adobe Acrobat, Reader

If the issue still persists, please share the following details:

Let us know how it goes and share your findings.

Regards,

Anand Sri.

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Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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I have been having the same issue with Adobe Acrobat DC (2015), on a PC running Windows 7. When I try to print a PDF as another PDF, the program stops responding. I do this to flatten any headers and footers and/or to resize documents to a different paper size. This is a work machine, so I do not have the option to upgrade the software to a newer version or change my operating system. The problem first arose a few months ago and has been getting progressively worse. It is now to the point where I find I am restarting my machine multiple times a day because the program stops responding and I cannot always successfully force it to quit using the task manager.

 

I have tried looking for updates and there are none available and I have tried repairing the installation (restarting the machine afterwards). I cannot print my documnts as images because many of the documents would wind up with too large a filesize as a result and most documents have multiple pages that must retain their vector qualities in order to be acceptable. Are there any other options to resolve this issue?

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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Dear,

I have a similar problem like this. Some of the pdf files can be printed but some of them cannot. Can you pls help about this subject

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