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I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC through my company. Over the years, I've used various PDF programs including PDFDocs and Litera ChangePro. I VERY frequently have to convert Word documents to PDF for various reasons, and often have to use certain pages only and combine them into one PDF.  Without getting into different scenarios, I simply want to open a document and turn in into a PDF for my use but Adobe is forcing me to save what I'm converting (or printing to PDF).  I have no need to save the literally hundreds of documents in a given week/month I have to do this for and I've scoured the internet for a solution.  Is there something that I'm missing? 

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You cannot create PDF files without saving.

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Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022

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Hi @Annie25900773de4v 

 

We are sorry to hear that. Please go through the help page https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/print-to-pdf.html and see if that works.

 

Also please share the workflow/steps you are doing to create the PDF file? A small video recording of the same will be very helpful.

 

What is the version of the application and the OS you are using? To check the version of the application go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have version 22.2.20191 installed. Go to Help > Check for updates and reboot the computer once and check.

 

Regards

Amal

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I am using Version 2022.002.20191, my OS is Windows 10 Enterprise, version 20H2.  This is controlled by my company so I have no ability to make changes or updates.  

 

As stated, I've used PDF programs for many years. To create a PDF from a Word document, I click the File tab, then Print, then I select Adobe PDF (I do the same steps for other programs such as Outlook and Excel).  Once I do that, a window pops up prompting me to save.  I do not want to save every single PDF that I need to create, as I'm literally doing this hundreds of times in a given week or month as I would need to delete everything I don't need. I simply want to have a PDF of something.  In other PDF programs, doing these steps creates a PDF and then I can do with it whatever I need, whether it's combining with other PDFs or sending as an email attachments, all WITHOUT having to save the item.

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You cannot create PDF files without saving.

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In Adobe, I don't seem to be able to.  Most other PDF programs don't have this weird requirement. I have better things to do with my time than constantly deleting PDFs that Adobe is forcing me to unnecessarily save.

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