PDF Reader won't print color

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Feb 07, 2020 Feb 07, 2020

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Initial Problem:  Adobe Reader wouldn't print in color.  The print preview screen shows color, but only black and white pages came out.  Every other program prints color except Adobe Reader and the Chrome extension.   


Tried the following:

  • Went though all of the printer system settings.  
  • Reinstalled printer firmware, software, and updated drivers. 
  • Went through all of the Preferences in Adobe Reader.
  • Reinstalled Adobe Reader.  
  • Went through literally every setting in the Adobe Reader print dialogue box, wasting tons of paper, ink, and time.  


Initial Solution:  In the Adobe Reader print dialogue screen, click the Advanced button, and tick "Print as Image".  This is the only workaround to get Adobe Reader to print in color.  

New Problem:  This setting will reset itself LITERALLY EVERY TIME YOU OPEN THE PROGRAM, so you have to do back into Advanced and re-tick "Print as Image" every time you print anything.  


Please get your act together, Adobe, and stop wasting people's time.    

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