I am experiencing the same problem. I am not able to print any PDF file. After clicking on the print Icon in Adobe reader I get the correct Print window. I then select current page and I can see a preview image. When I click on OK I get a message window with "The document could not be printed". after clicking OK I then get a message that says "There were no pages selected to print".
I have reloaded Adobe reader and print drivers for both HP 1022 and Samsung C300 printers but always get the same results.
I was able to resolve my problem by uninstalling adobe reader and reinstalling adobe reader 9.1.0. Did not have to reinstall any printer drivers again and all worked ok. I am now not allowing any updates to this level as I believe there are problems with latest update.
I encountered the same issues and tried repair adobe, update adobe, change printer (Canon and HP printers) in the end uninstall and reinstall of adobe reader was the only method I found to be successful.
My machine has been fine since I last reinstalled adobe reader 9. Tried to print a large pdf file today from my inbox in outlook express and machine again experienced the same problem. Was not able to open my printer and faxes window and unable to print anything else. I resolved the problem by taking the following actions:
Opened Administrative tools in control paneland went to Component Services and clicked on Services(local).Scrolled window down to Print spooler and highlighted Print spooler. Tried to Stop the service. After some time received an error 1053 indicating that the service could not be stopped successfully.
I then Tried to restart the service. This appeared to work correctly. at this point tried to reopen printer and faxes window and could now see my printers briefly before getting error msg indicating spooler problem again. When clicking on my printer icon I could see the document that I had tried to print when I experience the original problem in the printer queue. At this point decided to try and find the file in question. Found a file in C:\windows\system32\spool\printers directory with an filename of xxxxx.spl. This is the spooler print file. I then tried to delete this file but was not allowed to do so by the system. I then used a program called unlocker assistant and deleted the file. Hey presto all printing is now restored and working well again.
It appears that the spool file generated was corrupted and the spooler could not handle the problem. Am not sure where the problem is created. It could be with adobe 9 or it could be a windows spooler problem.
I have the exact same problem (can't print) but when I try to upgrade to 9.1, it won't let me, saying that I need to log on as system administrator, or contact system administrator, even though I am logged on as system administrator already!
Anyone else have this problem? Wonder if it is adobe, or my laptop.
Also, how do you download old versions of Reader? Thanks for the help in advance!
I have this same problem. I think I fixed it by changing some security settings in user profiles. I don't know what change worked - I pretty much changed every user profile I found. I'm sure there is a proper procedure, but I'm only a mother with no legitimate training. If you ever get a formal answer, please let me know the answer. Thanks
I'm a developer trying to help customers having trouble printing pdfs constructed by our system. It would appear Adobe Acrobat Reader is failing to print due to an embedded unicode font. I've tried a few so far, and when included, printing fails as per the many descriptions in this thread.
When not including the unicode fonts, printing works fine.
For the curious, I've tried Code2000 and Arial Unicode (poached from my Mac for testing purposes only).
Adobe Devs - Are you looking into this? Do you know of any work-arounds? An update would be greatly appreciated since the only response I have for my customers is to not use your product.
Forum Users - Macs can use Preview just fine, but what about Windows users? What's the easiest workaround for the reader on that platform?
Interesting Note - On a Mac, viewing in Preview and printing as a PDF will produce a PDF file that is printable from Acrobat Reader.
Message was edited by: nesanwaran to include an interesting note hopefully giving more insight into the problem.
I had this problem printing but when I checked it turned out my current printer was not showing as the default printer so I changed that and everything printed ok. That worked successfully for me.