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How to stop Adobe from opening automatically after printing to PDF

Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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Every time I "print to PDF" from anywhere, the document automatically opens in Adobe. How do i get this to stop happenng? 

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Community Expert , Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

Open the Printers & Scanners window, click "Adobe PDF" and then Manage, and Printer Preferences.

Under "Adobe PDF Settings" un-tick the box next to "View Adobe PDF results":

 

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Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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what do you mean by "adobe", reader or acrobat?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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Sorry, Adobe Acrobat Pro

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Community Expert ,
Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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https://softwarekeep.com/help-center/fixed-microsoft-print-to-pdf-feature-not-working

 

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in the future, to find the best place to post your message, use the list here, https://community.adobe.com/

p.s. i don't think the adobe website, and forums in particular, are easy to navigate, so don't spend a lot of time searching that forum list. do your best and we'll move the post (like this one has already been moved) if it helps you get responses.



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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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Thank you. For example, if i were to print this page using ctl+p , the destination is PDF. Once i press PRINT it automatically opens in Adobe Acrobat Pro. I need to stop the automatic opening every time Print to Adobe PDF. Thanks!

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Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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yes, and are using windows, correct?

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Community Beginner ,
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Yes Windows 11 Pro

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were you able to follow the help in that link?

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Community Beginner ,
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No because that doesnt apply to me. The print to PDF feature for me DOES work in all applications. I need it to stop OPENING AUTOMATICALLY in Adobe Acrobat Pro when i print to PDF. 

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Oct 11, 2023 Oct 11, 2023

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Open the Printers & Scanners window, click "Adobe PDF" and then Manage, and Printer Preferences.

Under "Adobe PDF Settings" un-tick the box next to "View Adobe PDF results":

 

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Community Beginner ,
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OMG that fixed it!!! Thanks!

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Jan 24, 2024 Jan 24, 2024

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I do this every timeAdobe updates. Sometimes it takes few prints to realize thst the box is unchecked, but it does work. The problem is thst every update restore the checkmark. How do I make the setting I choose persistent?

 

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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I always have that box un-checked, but as of today, in spite of that, all pdf:s are opened after I print them. As I print a lot of pdf:s, this is very irritating!! Don't know what more I can do!

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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I found the answer! I create pdf:s from Adobe FrameMaker. I use the Adobe printer there. If I go to  Properties on that printer in FrameMaker, the box was checked. I un-checked it there too, and now the files doesn't open when they are printed 🙂

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Explorer ,
Dec 21, 2023 Dec 21, 2023

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Edit above. It works, but each morning I have to do it again... It resets when the computer is turned off. This drives me nuts. It has worked perfectly since I started using FrameMaker in 1998....

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Community Expert ,
Dec 21, 2023 Dec 21, 2023

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That should not happen. Try running a Repair Installation of Acrobat, via the Help menu.

Also, I don't think you ever specified what exact version of Acrobat you have...

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Dec 21, 2023 Dec 21, 2023

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Sorry, I have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Pro (2023 something, can't look exactly as I am repairing...). Will get back tomorrow and report if it worked. Thanks.

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