Thank you very much. This is a great post!
Has anyone figured out how to do this on Adobe reader 9.1?
Yes Spyla, please see this link http://www.404techsupport.com/2008/09/09/make-adobe-reader-and-adobe-acrobat-use-print-as-image-sett....
Allan, many thanks for your post, it certainly helped point me in the right direction. what I found though is that you do not need to tick the print as image box at any point during the setting up of this. All you need to do is add the registry key for whichever version of Adobe you are using for this to work. So basically. what you are saying for each instance of Adobe is regardless of whether or not the print as image is selected, the registry key is saying always print as image for the printer as specified by the hex code. I have found that for network printers, you have to include the full path i.e. \\<servername>\<printername> e.g \\testserver\printer1 and convert all of that to hex. With later versions (9 up over), they have allowed for the string name of the printer so that it is just plain text which also makes life easier.
What I do is apply this registry entry via Group Policy on a per room basis so that we only ever need to add one printer to the list. you could do this globally by adding all printers sequentially using s0, s1, s2 or t0, t1, t2 etc depending on which version you are using. The screenshot shows the registry key for 1 printer for Adobe Reader 8.
The value data is the binary code for the actual full printer name
This works a treat.
Hope this helps
Has anyone found out where this key is located for Adobe Reader X?
You should be able to go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0 From within here, crate a General key and then Create a cPrintAsImage key and then follow Allan's post above. This should work.
I have a requirement for security to upgrade all of my users however there is an issue with printing and I found that the only way I can guarantee all of my users can print is by changing this setting. I have created a GPO to add the registry to all users and checked that it gets placed in the correct location with the correct fields however the default printing has remained the same and does not change to print as an image . Any thoughts ?
Servers are Server 2003 OS
will direct update Registry for
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\CPrintImageAs option will work ? or need to restart machine after registry updation to take effect ?
This worked for me
. I feel you need to reiterate that once you click "Ok" in the advanced tab, you need to click "Print" in order for the settings stick.
Has anyone been able to get this to work with the new version of Adobe Reader. I am tried all sort of Registry entries , nothing seems to be working.
In Adobe Acrobat READER DC, this works a bit differently.
values are stored here.
Originally this is empty with a "Default = 0" string value. Changing this to 1 does nothing.
I was hoping this would be a simple 1 or 0 to change defaut for "Print as image" but no.
When you physically go into Adobe Reader and mark the box for print as image, it will add a string entry named
t0 = string value = <printername 1>
t1 = string value = <printername 2>
t2 = string value = <printername 3>
and so on...
Problem here is that you need to manually add this string value for each printer, and import that into registry if you run a terminal server environment.
Why Adobe did not just simply add a Default value changeable of this i have no idea.
It would be great if changing Default = 1 here would force all printers installed to automatically preselect themselves as "Print as Image", so the guy who invented this feature at Adobe should be fired.
Managing printers in a server environment is something companies like Adobe should consider... 😞