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Printing a pdf opens "save as" instead.

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

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Printing a pdf opens "save as" instead.

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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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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional

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

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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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Jun 06, 2013

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

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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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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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Jun 26, 2018

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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Jul 02, 2020

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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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Sep 25, 2020

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Control + p -> Advanced

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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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Sep 07, 2020

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

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