I had no problem a week ago opening a document and clicking on print, it would open and I could print. Now it is requiring it to download and save before I can print. I am not sure what is happening or why. I am using Google Chrome Windows 10. I am no expert on the computer, so please be gentle with me. Thank you.
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When I open a PDF in a website through Chrome on Windows and choose to print, the default Desitination is to print to PDF. Are . If I choose to Print a PDF from the browser. There is an option to See more options and choose a printer. Do you get that option?
A lot of PDFs are designed to work better in Acrobat than in a browser. So printing may be more accurate in Acrabat than from a browser.
You say the printing worked OK a week ago. Did you try the same online PDF as before or a new one? have you updated Acrobat or Chrome since then?
Thank you for replying, as I mentioned I am not the best on the computer, but am able to understand some of this.
I open the project and click on Get PDF to Print.
Click on Get PDF to Print another window opens. I click on Open PDF. Previously it would just open the page and I can print from there.
Now, it opens the download folder, and I have to download it, then before I can print I have to open the folder and print from there.
I have attached a screenshot of the print box. I have used this same item to be printed for over 2 years and have not changed anything. All of my programs are up-to-date.
As try67 has said, your browser may be set to download the file rather than opening it directly.
Does this happen with all web pages that link to PDF? Sometimes a webpage may link to a PDF and force it to eb downloaded rather than opening it.
Here is what I see when opening a PDF in Chrome.
First, im the top right corner, I see the printer icon. To the left of it is the download icon to save the PDF to my hard drive.
Next, when I click the printer option, I get the following.
This is what I was mentioning in my earlier post. Under Destination, the default shows Adobe PDF. I can select See more... to get options to send to a printer.
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You can set the browser to display the file within it, but then you won't be using Reader.
This setting is available under Settings - Site Settings - Content - PDF Documents.