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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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Community Expert ,
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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Community Beginner ,
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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New Here ,
May 30, 2023 May 30, 2023

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Not working here

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Community Beginner ,
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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New Here ,
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 14, 2023

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This took me a while to figure out! Just make sure when you select your printer, you choose "Adobe PDF" and not "Save as PDF"  Both of these selections will save the file in a location of your choosing, but only the "Adobe PDF" will automatically open the file in Acrobat Reader. This is not a setting in Chrome or Edge; this is a Windows feature.

 

Enjoy!

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New Here ,
May 30, 2023 May 30, 2023

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I did choose the "Adobe PDF" printer but still not working as it used too.

 

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New Here ,
Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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This is not working for me either. Why did this suddenly change? It's so frustrating having to dig through my computer to find my document. I utilize this tool over 30 times a day for work. Has someone found a workaround yet? 😞

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2024 Mar 22, 2024

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Did anyone had this resolved? I am having the same issues right now. Thanks.

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New Here ,
May 06, 2024 May 06, 2024

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Fix for me was unchecking "Enable advanced printing functions"

 

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New Here ,
May 13, 2024 May 13, 2024

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First I had to find the article that allowed me to get my Adobe PDF virtual printer back. This was my next issue - getting the document to open automatically after printing to PDF. I can confirm that the above fix did not work for me on Windows. Has anyone figured this out yet? Why is it always two steps forward, three steps back? 🙂

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New Here ,
May 13, 2024 May 13, 2024

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That did it, thank you so much.

 

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May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024

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Thank you, unchecking the "enable advanced printing features" worked for me to. 

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