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Can't find where Print to PDF saves the file


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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:15 PM

I am trying out a software program for scoring duplicate bridge events (http://www.scorebridge.com/). It does not provide any way to save the results as PDF files. I talked to the author. He says he will not provide this option because no one needs it. :nono: (sigh) It does provide a Print option and my Surface Book has a "Microsoft Print to PDF" listed among the printers. When I select it and click Print, I get a dialog asking me for the filename and the folder. When I click Save, it appears to work, but the file is not in that folder or anywhere else that I can find.

 

Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong? I am new to Win 10, so I may be missing something.

 

Thanks


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:35 PM

Try CutePDF writer, make sure to download the installer and the ghostscripts. Works for me when I need to save as a PDF a file.

 

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp



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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:56 PM

Try CutePDF writer, make sure to download the installer and the ghostscripts. Works for me when I need to save as a PDF a file.

 

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

Amazing. It worked like a charm. I have CutePDF, BullZIP and a couple of others on my XP machine, but didn't install them on the new Win 10 machine because I found the built-in one from Microsoft. I should have known better. I wonder why the built-in print-to-pdf didn't work? (sigh)

 

Anyway, thank you so much!


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 03:57 PM

Cynthia,

 

           Though I have been using PDFCreator for a very long time, Microsoft print to PDF works just fine for me.  I get the same dialog you do and the file ends up where I place it.

 

            Is there any possibility it could be misplaced?  You can use either a Cortana search or a on-computer search such as Everything by voidtools.com (my preference for file name searching) to see if it happens to be someplace you didn't expect it to land.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 04:04 PM

Cynthia,

 

           Though I have been using PDFCreator for a very long time, Microsoft print to PDF works just fine for me.  I get the same dialog you do and the file ends up where I place it.

 

            Is there any possibility it could be misplaced?  You can use either a Cortana search or a on-computer search such as Everything by voidtools.com (my preference for file name searching) to see if it happens to be someplace you didn't expect it to land.

With me, anything is possible. But I tried many times to get a PDF using the Microsoft app. I gave the file weird names, like zzxxcc.pdf so I cold search for them. None of the searches I tried found them. The first time I tried CutePDF, it looked similar to the Microsoft app, but the PDF showed exactly where I told it to put it.

 

I don't have time now to fuss with it any more. I am grateful to have something that works. Maybe I'll do more testing later, but probably not. ;-)


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