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Adobe Reader X - Cannot Print No Pages Selected

Aug 3, 2011 12:55 PM

I get this same error message for ALL the different printers in my office, no matter which I choose. It also doesn't matter which computer I try to print the file (created in InDesign) from. It doesn't appear to be the file's fault, because I get the error for other documents created in InDesign that I created months ago before I switched to Adobe Reader X. These files used to print just fine.

What is going on? How can I get my PDFs to print? It can't be the printer driver.


The only thing that worked was I had to print only pages 1-18 or so, and then print the remaining. There is nothing special about the 19th page. And they used to be able to print all pages at once but not anymore!

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    Aug 3, 2011 2:01 PM   in reply to mcann0n

    What OS? What version of Reader X? You say you have the problem with all printers in your office, does it happen on all computers in our office or just your? When did this problem start? If on Windows, was it after the second Tuesday of the month?

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    Sep 21, 2011 11:26 AM   in reply to mcann0n

    I'm having a similar problem as well.


    XP profressional sp3

    Adobe Reader X 10.1.1

    printing to HP 800-series plotter gives error

    printing to Xerox ColorQube 9201 works as expected


    I've reinstalled the drivers for the plotter with no luck.


    When printing to the plotter, I've tried printing as an image and not, priting only the document as opposed to documents and markups, and printing a variety of sizes.


    The only things I can think of that would have changed my machine are the couple security updates that recently came out in the last week or so, and I had to defrag my drive about a week ago as well.  Before that, printing to the plotter from Adobe worked just fine.



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    Sep 21, 2011 11:58 AM   in reply to mcann0n

    The PDF I'm trying to print is a single page map.



    Trying to print a PDF I've printed on this plotter before (in an earlier version of Acrobat), gave me the same error.

    Printing a picture (jpg) printed normally on the plotter.


    Based on these results, I'd say that narrows it down to Acrobat being the problem.  Am I missing anything in my logic there?


    Is my best bet to remove Acrobat completely and reinstall, or will a simple repair work just as well?

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    Sep 22, 2011 11:23 AM   in reply to BenWind

    Further test: Printing seems to work just fine from other computers in the office running Adobe 9, so it appears this is a problem between the printer and Adobe.  Any thoughts on how to fix that?  Would new drivers for the plotter have any hope of fixing the situation?

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    Sep 30, 2011 2:08 PM   in reply to BenWind

    I had the same problem with printing a pdf file I downloaded from one of my accounts; I would get the same error ( pages selected...) when trying to print both from the full Adobe Acrobat X PRO and from Adobe Reader X under Windows 7 (32bit) SP1. What got me is that all other pdf files printed just fine on any of our network printers, only these files downloaded from this one vendor did not print, no matter where. I asked our IT guy for help and after several failed attempts he finally figured out the saving move: in the ADVANCED PRINT SETUP SCREEN (select: File>Print>Advanced), CHECK THE BOX "PRINT AS IMAGE" - and, presto, it finally printed...  :O)


    Hope this helps!

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    Sep 30, 2011 2:24 PM   in reply to RR-909

    > I've tried printing as an image and not - me


    Already tried the print as an image trick, and it didn't work.  I'm able to print the same documents from other computers with Acrobat 9, so I'd say that narrows it down to a software or software-plotter interface issue, not a settings issue in 10.  Sounds like we have different situations, but glad you got your's to work.

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