Printing a pdf opens "save as" instead.

New Here ,
Jun 06, 2013

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I have never had this happen, but whenever I attempt to print a pdf, it opens a "save as" box instead.  So I've saved the pdf to my desktop, but after it's opened again I select print and the same "save as" box pops up again.  The ONLY way I've been able to print is by right-clicking the pdf file from my desktop.  Only then does it actually print.

I'm using Adobe X Reader (version 10.1.7).  Why doesn't it allow me to print a pdf when the app is open?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 06, 2013
Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional , Jun 06, 2013
In the print dialog disable the entry "Print to File".

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2013

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I have exactly the same issue, have had for months, had new printer in meantime, this has not helped. Don't mind printing from the file, except that it doesn't give you the option for b+w printing to save on coloured ink, which is a pain for things like boarding passes, which are usually very colourful!

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In the print dialog disable the entry "Print to File".

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2013

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You're amazing, thank you, all fixed, who would have thought it was so easy, I'm sure this i something I enabled myself without meaning to, and without knowing that option exists it's almost impossible to fix, so simple, but such an enormous help, thank you for taking the time to read the posts and reply!

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2013

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Thank you SO much!  I simply couldn't figure it out, even when scanning my print options.  I also may have inadvertently selected "print to file" at some point?  It's such a simple fix that I almost feel silly that I missed it.

Thanks to you and back up and running again! 🙂

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New Here ,
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I hate to sound stupid but where do I find the print dialogue? Thank

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LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2018

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File->Print or command-p (mac) or control p (windows)

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New Here ,
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This realy doen't answer the question. I'm running Windows 8.1 and it doesn't matter what PRINT botton I try to use to print my PDF with. When ever the PDF document is open on my screen and I press either the printer icon in the tool bar or go to FILE and click on the print botton there the print window comes up with my selected printer in the Printer select window. When I press Print the progess bar briefly comes up and disappears and then a SAVE AS window pops up to save the PDF in a file. It does this on my home printer and a different printer at work as well. I'm using Adobe Reader DC

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New Here ,
Sep 25, 2020

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Control + p -> Advanced

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2021

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I am having the same problem on my Macbook. Where is the equivalent of the Print Dialogue Box?

Thanks.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 10, 2020

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some people dont have the option for print to file.

I found my own way, I hope it works for you guys.

step 1: go to print page  [File->Print or command-p (mac) or control p (windows)]

step 2: hover over to destination and choose your printer name.

               If you do not see your printer name, then click see more options. then choose your printer name

step 3: Print

My pdf files open up on google chrome on windows 10. so this might or might not work for you. but it did for me. 

 

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New Here ,
Sep 07, 2020

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NICE ONE, SOMETIME I JUST OVERLOOK CHEKING THE OBVIOUS....

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2020

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THANK YOU Bernd Alheit!  I got a new printer and everything was so easy up until the point when it sent me to "Save as" . . .  One hour of surfing the internet and looking at different forums and I still couldn't fix my problem.  Then I found your thread and your easy fix worked.  OMG finally peace for me. Thanks again SO MUCH.  🙂  Kathy

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New Here ,
Jan 06, 2021

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None of those suggestions work.

There is no, Print to File option.

What else can I do??

Thanks.

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2021

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Nope - this did not fix the problem at all 😞   

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New Here ,
Feb 22, 2021

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This was happening to me when I did Save As from Chrome.

 

From Chrome go to Settings under the Hamburger menu
Advanced
Site Settings
Additional Content Settings
PDF Documents
Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome - Turn ON

 

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2021

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I have one question for you. What is the hamburger menu?

Just curious.

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2021

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Websites use three lines as a menu, quite often on mobile devices. Chrome uses 3 dots in the top right corner next to your profile picture. Both are commonly referred to as a hamburger menu. I've pasted in a small pic below, not sure if it will be posted in the reply.

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