How to disable default opening of Print dialog box?

Explorer ,
Mar 07, 2017 Mar 07, 2017

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I have a file and when I open it the print dialog comes up along with the file.  I guess this is something the creator put into the document; however I cannot find a way to disable this.  Do you know of a way to disable it so that the print dialog does not open every time I open the document.

Using Acrobat Pro XI on Windows 10.

Thank you, Rich

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 07, 2017 Mar 07, 2017
Try this:disable JavaScript in Acrobat

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Mar 07, 2017 Mar 07, 2017

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Try this:

disable JavaScript in Acrobat

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Mar 07, 2017 Mar 07, 2017

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That worked.  Thank you Bernd.

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Oct 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019

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Isn't there a more proper way for this??

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Oct 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019

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This is usually done with a script that is embedded at the doc level. If you have Acrobat Pro you can probably remove it by going to Tools - JavaScript - Document JavaScripts and editing the code. Look for something like this line and remove it:

 

this.print();

 

Then save the file and re-open it and the dialog should no longer appear.

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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This didn't work because there was nothing in the script box. Suggestions. Thanks,

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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You'll need to share the actual file with us for further help.

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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The file is not publicly available. Also, if this is a book I hope you have the rights to publicly distribute it. If not, don't do so.

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Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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I was having the same issue and had nothing listed under Document JavaScripts either. I selected All JavaScripts and the print command was there. I removed it and now the document opens normally.

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