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Adobe Reader will not print

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#1 Triarii


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Hello all,

I have been experiencing a problem with Adobe Reader not printing PDF files. It brings up the printer properties but when 'OK' is selected nothing happens. Nothing gets sent to the print queue. I am running Adobe Reader verseion 10.1.3 on Windows 7 OS. I have tried to uninstall reader and reinstall with an earlier version to no avail.

All other documents through other applications such as Notepad, Word, Excel, etc print w/o problem. The PDF files all come from different sources (online, saved, and emailed). I have searched every setting I could think of within Reader and have not been able to find anything that would conclusively block the app from printing.

This problem is not a user profile problem as it persists on every profile loaded on the machine, including the elevated admin profiles. Please help. Looking on line and I have nothing substancial in helping me disccern the problem.

Kindest Regards


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#2 The_Outkast


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

Have you tried the following?

Open Acrobat Reader
Edit -> Preferences -> General
Un-check "Enable Protected Mode at startup"
Accept the change and restart Acrobat Reader

The downside to this solution is it may increase your risk when opening malicious PDF files.

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