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how to print to pdf and open automatically?

New Here ,
May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018

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in Windows 10, it is easy to "print to pdf", but is there a way to set the default so that the new pdf document always opens automatically?  In Word, using the "save as" function, and selecting pdf, there is a box that can be checked to achieve this - but can the same default be achieved by "print to pdf" rather than "save as"?  This would make it suitable to applications other than Word, like printing to pdf from iTunes.

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LEGEND , May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018
Using the Windows 10 control panel for Devices & Printers I can access the Adobe PDF printer and on the PDF Printer Preferences page there is an option to "View PDF Printer Results".

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LEGEND ,
May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018

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Using the Windows 10 control panel for Devices & Printers I can access the Adobe PDF printer and on the PDF Printer Preferences page there is an option to "View PDF Printer Results".

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New Here ,
May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018

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In Settings, there is not even an option for Adobe PDF - only "Microsoft Print to PDF" - there are no options to check a box anywhere from those choices

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LEGEND ,
May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018

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It sounds as if you have not paid for Acrobat. So you don’t have any Adobe software that can help you with this.  Acrobat is around $15 per month.

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LEGEND ,
May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018

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I answered as I did because this is the forum for Adobe Acrobat not Windows. You could install Nitro PDF Reader and get a PDF printer that supports that feature. Not available with Adobe Reader.

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New Here ,
May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020

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What if the box is checked, but it's still not working?

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New Here ,
Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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@maddie0130, did you ever solve this?

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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box is checked and it does not open to view. Anyone figure this out? 

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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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Same issue.  When I initially began using, they opened.  Suddenly, they stopped despite that results box being checked.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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What's the exact version number of the application (You can find it out by going to Help - About Adobe Acrobat)? What's your OS version?

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2021 Sep 23, 2021

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Has anyone fixed this. I am having same issue. Box checked but not opening.

 

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New Here ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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This used to work for me as well.  It seems in my case with Acrobat 17, which I paid quite a bit of money for, this no longer works.  I have tried checking, and unchecking the "View Adobe PDF Results" box and I still cannot get it to work.  I called Adobe support, and so far they seem clueless.

 

This feature of the program is now broken.

 

Great job Adobe, nice way to treat your paying customers.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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Make sure you aren't using "run as administrator" on the app from which you are printing. One possible cause.

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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This used to work for me as well. It seems in my case with Acrobat 17, which I paid quite a bit of money for, this no longer works. I have tried checking, and unchecking the "View Adobe PDF Results" box and I still cannot get it to work. I called Adobe support, and so far they seem clueless.

 

Is there another solution?

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