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Why can't I print (just) a selection, in Acrobat Standard DC?

New Here ,
Jan 09, 2018 Jan 09, 2018

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When I use the selection tool to highlight a blue box (area on a page) of an area I want to print, I can't get it to come up as an option to print just that area. I don't want to print the current VIEW, I want to print JUST THE AREA I'VE SELECTED.

My only options are:

1) All

2) Current page

3) Pages... (fill in range)

then:

More Options

4) Current view

5) Odd or Even Pages (pull down menu for all/even/odd pages)

I swear on an older version I was able to print just what I had selected, so I could essentially "blow up" an area of a page and print on whatever size paper I wanted. Why do I have the new/fancy version and have less usability than in previous versions? What am I missing? Is the option hidden somewhere in a menu I can't find?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018
Hello blainebellevue​,I wouldn't swear to fast, because I cannot remember that option and I'm an Acrobat user for some time now. The only option you have is to print the current view. With that, you can probably have a similar effect. But I agree, it would be nice to have that option. May be one day, we get that as a Xmas present?Abambo.

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Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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Hello blainebellevue​,

I wouldn't swear to fast, because I cannot remember that option and I'm an Acrobat user for some time now. The only option you have is to print the current view. With that, you can probably have a similar effect. But I agree, it would be nice to have that option. May be one day, we get that as a Xmas present?

Abambo.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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Print portion of a PDF page using Acrobat or Reader

That link shows the "new way" to do what I'm talking about, but it doesn't work for me

You can print a portion of a page in a PDF. The Snapshot Tool lets you select just the area you want to print. The area can be text, graphics, or both. You can print the selected area full size or resize it to fit the paper.

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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You need to increase the viewing location (zoom in, press +).
To the window showed only what you want to print.
Then - print - Additional options - Current view.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Works for me on Acrobat Pro DC:

Please be more precise in what does not work.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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I'm trying to print this view, as large as possible, on a vertically-oriented 11x17...I'm trying to blow up only what's seen in the blue box. As you can see, there is no option like you have, on my print dialog box. I have Acrobat STANDARD DC. Not pro. Is that the difference?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Do you use the snapshot tool?

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New Here ,
Jan 16, 2018 Jan 16, 2018

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The Snapshot tool functions, in a literal sense, but it doesn't achieve my goal. I use that when I want to paste a small area from a PDF drawing into an email, for example.

That Snapshot simply creates a bitmap/raster image that is somewhat "fuzzy" when you zoom-in or try and print larger.

What I need is a crisp/high quality VECTOR graphic, which is what it would do if I had the "selected graphic" option. I just want to print what's inside my "blue box" selection area, on a large piece of paper (i.e. "blow it up"). The Snapshot function doesn't do what I need, and I SUSPECT it's because I have the Standard Acrobat version (DC), not "Acrobat Pro DC". Am I right? Anyone?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 16, 2018 Jan 16, 2018

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May be. I use Pro.

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Explorer ,
Jan 12, 2018 Jan 12, 2018

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blainebellevue

1. Prints only what is visible in the program window.
2. Does not print what you have chosen.

You need to press "+", show in the window what you want to print. Click print.

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New Here ,
Jan 16, 2018 Jan 16, 2018

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That doesn't work.

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New Here ,
Jan 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020

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Here we are 2 years later still the same lack of function....GRRRR Only solution I could find was to download the reader then use the reader to take a snap shot, which gives you the oprtion to print from the snapshot command not from the print command. This is BS in my book, sorry Adobe but this is soo bad on sooo many levels

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New Here ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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You have to de-select "choose paper source by pdf page size" and that will work for you.

Please see attached screen recording.

 

-I was having the same issue but kept trying. (the print current view didn't work very well)

-also if you rotate your view to accomodate whether you want landscape or portrait, that seems to help

 

Hope this helps! It shows up in the high quality, crisp, vector style print that both you and I were looking for!

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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You have to de-select "choose paper source by pdf page size" and that will work for you.

Please see attached screen recording.

 

-I was having the same issue but kept trying. (the print current view didn't work very well)

-also if you rotate your view to accomodate whether you want landscape or portrait, that seems to help

 

Hope this helps! It shows up in the high quality, crisp, vector style print that both you and I were looking for!

 

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