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Missing "microsoft print to pdf"

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#1 tiredofpdfprint


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

I have tried other posts about this problem and had no luck. I am missing the microsoft print to pdf option and am not sure how to fix that. I tried looking through the drivers but had no luck. Attached a picture to show the issue. I tried adding a local printer using the FILE: (Print to File) port. Selected Microsoft as the manufacturer but did not see a print to pdf option in the list of drivers. I have also seen online guides say that i should try resetting my windows feature for microsoft print to pdf but am missing that as well. I attached a photo of that as well. I am up to date on windows updates. Not sure what else i can do. I bought this computer and its OS a couple years back from iBUYPOWER and just now am needing this print to pdf function. Is a clean install of the OS the only option left and how would I go about doing that?  Any help in this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 mightywiz


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:21 PM

windows 7 didn't have print to pdf option that came in windows 8.1


you'll have to install a program to be able to do it.


i'm pretty sure the free version of cute pdf will give you that feature

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:42 PM

Click on the link and Scroll down to "HOW TO PRINT TO PDF USING A THIRD-PARTY APPLICATION"


I always use Adobe Reader DC


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:18 AM

Use a Program's Built-in PDF Export
  1. Google Chrome: Click the menu and and click Print. Click the Change button under Destination and select Save as PDF.
  2. Microsoft Office: Open the menu, select Export, and select Create PDF/XPS Document.
  3. LibreOffice: Open the File menu and select Export as PDF
  1. If you have Microsoft Office Installed - you can download the Addon from here to print to PDF , I used Docs i had in Word to be saved as PDF   https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=7

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