Can't print PDFs - why?
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Dec 24, 2010

I am not able to print PDF files and would like to know what is happening. Whenever I try to print a PDF file, after the preparation I get a message "Enter Exit File". What is this? All other formats, including scanned pictures, are working OK.

Is there a way to depediefy or (de-PDFy) files before printing them?

My software is: Word 2007, Windows Vista.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Neither Word nor Vista Dec 24, 2010

are the culprits for sure: please tell us which software do you use for working with PDF files. In which program do you open them?

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Document properties Dec 24, 2010

Hi Paul, have you checked the document properties?

Go to the tab "Properties" > "Security" and check if it says "Printing: Allowed" or "Printing: Not allowed".


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Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
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perhaps it's the printer driver Dec 26, 2010

Normally that should be OK, since all other programs are printing
OK, but if above fails, make sure your printer driver in the PDF software is picking up the right printer, or simply reinstall the printer on the software...

Ed


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xxxNMR
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or, if everything else fails, Dec 26, 2010

try to print only a part of the file. (page 1-10, then pages 11-20, etc.)

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Christina Paiva  Identity Verified
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ANOTHER POSSIBILITY Dec 27, 2010

I had the same problem last week.

This PDF file info was:

Properties>Security>Printing 'Allowed'

BUT

Files> Preferences>Options> [marked] Only certified plug-ins

My printer is certified... Any way, I tried to disable this option with no success...

So I imported the PDF file into Microsoft tools>Microsoft Doc Imaging

[you have to enable MS Doc Image Writer in order to print it and run OCR]


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Signe Golly  Identity Verified
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try saving a copy Dec 27, 2010

I've had problems printing pdf files in the past (my lap top runs Vista). Try saving a copy of the document to your desktop and then opening and printing it from there.

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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Paul Dec 27, 2010

Can we please have any feedback from you? Is your problem solved? Or are you still interested in finding a solution?

Thanks.

[Edited at 2010-12-27 21:46 GMT]


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