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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 20 June 15 10:58 BST (UK) »
Primarily I tried to print a pdf document that had printed in the past, that did not print so I have tried a couple of others, but they also have failed to print.  The light flashes on the printer as if to start printing, but it doesn't there is also no jobs in the print queue showing.  I have been debating whether to download another pdf printing application as mentioned earlier in this thread.

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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 20 June 15 11:17 BST (UK) »
Primarily I tried to print a pdf document that had printed in the past, that did not print so I have tried a couple of others, but they also have failed to print.  The light flashes on the printer as if to start printing, but it doesn't there is also no jobs in the print queue showing.  I have been debating whether to download another pdf printing application as mentioned earlier in this thread.



Well you seem to have tried everything...  Printing is allowed etc

strange you are not getting a message that it can't send file to printer so possibly a computer/printer conflict??
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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 20 June 15 11:34 BST (UK) »
Not quite the same problem, but I have recently been trying to print PDF files from an online course.  My printer, which has been particularly difficult since my husband used cheap ink in it  ::), won't print the downloaded documents directly and I have to copy and paste them onto Word, then print them from there.  However, what is nicely set out and spaced in the PDF and in the image in the pasted Word document is printed out as just one crowded paragraph.  I then have to edit it by inserting spaces and lines. 

Why does it do that?

The PDFs are offered for downloading and printing by the course providers, by the way, so I'm not doing anything I shouldn't be doing.

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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 20 June 15 11:45 BST (UK) »
Are you just doing Paste or a Paste Special??
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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 20 June 15 11:47 BST (UK) »
I'm ignorant enough not to know what Paste Special is and haven't seen that option offered, so yes, just Paste.

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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 20 June 15 11:55 BST (UK) »
I'm ignorant enough not to know what Paste Special is and haven't seen that option offered, so yes, just Paste.

Just click on the chevron when you select Paste.. you're probably just Pasting unformatted text.

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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 20 June 15 12:00 BST (UK) »
In addition to updating Adobe Acrobat, you need to sometimes update your printer's driver.

In Windows check Optional Updates to see if your printer vendor has supplied Microsoft with an update for your printer.
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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 20 June 15 12:23 BST (UK) »
In addition to updating Adobe Acrobat, you need to sometimes update your printer's driver.

In Windows check Optional Updates to see if your printer vendor has supplied Microsoft with an update for your printer.

That's what I was thinking... or even reinstalling Printer, wouldn't be surprised if it was a Computer>Printer clash.
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Re: Can't print PDF documents.
« Reply #35 on: Monday 22 June 15 11:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks, hallmark and downside.  I tried clicking on the Paste Special option and then selected first of all the HTML format option - no different from what came up on Paste.  So then I tried the Unformatted Text option - and it worked!  The text came out as spaced on the original. 

Thanks so much :)

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