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Windows 8 can't print pdf files

  1. #1

    Windows 8 can't print pdf files


    when I try to print pdf files the print dialog box goes away but the print job just disappears. nothing comes out on the printer. no errors or anything. I have tried different printers on my network. not sure what's going on.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    What are you using to print?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    May be worth checking how much disk space you have free on your C: drive?

    I've had things fail to print from the Reader application, and it was because I'd let my C: drive get too full; during printing, it creates a temporary file which can require a fair bit of space (into hundreds of MB), and I seem to remember that if it didn't have enough space, it just failed without reporting an error.
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    I have tried the embedded windows reader, also adobe reader. both do the same. click print, choose printer, (which I have several to choose from and all print fine from other apps, word, excel, etc). once I click PRINT, the print dialog goes away like it printed fine and nothing comes out of the printer.

    C: drive has over 100GB of free space so it is not that.

    I am using windows 8.1.
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What printer and what OS, some HP printers do this on x64 flavours due to driver problems.
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  6. #6


    windows 8.1
    HP officejet 8600 and HP laserjet 2055dn and a Ricoh Aficio MP C3501 full size office copier.

    pdf's are the only thing that will not print. all other apps print fine.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would give PDFXchange Editor a shot. It's free(see site for stuff about not distributing it to others etc..)
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