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What's your Windows default printer set to?
eDocPrinter Pdf Pro (=pdf printer)
change it to something else, like a physical laser or inkjet printer.
Sorry, this didn't help.
I got always the same error:
"Unable to start print job. Is printer available?"
In other pdf viewers I can print!
>In other pdf viewers I can print!
Well, best use them. Sounds like Adobe Reader is not worth the trouble.
Unable to print forms.The forms go to the printer,however,everything come out blank.The word (Secure) appears. Please advise.
> The word (Secure) appears.
Is this a form you designed? It sounds as if the person who created
the form designed it to work that way.
A password is required. How do I get password?
>How do I get password?
You get that from the person that you got the PDF from.
I have the same problem under Vista. Acrobat Reader does not use any printer, but always shows the dialog box mentioned in the first posting. However, when I start Acrobat Reader as admin then all printers do work! What do i have to change, so that I don't have to start AcroRead as admin?
Adobe Reader 8 PDF files will not print. Instead this error appears: "Unable to start print job. Is printer available?"
I was able to printby tring the following:
1. Open Adobe Reader.
2. Select 'Help' from Adobe menu.
3. Run 'Repair Adobe Reader Installation'.
Cannot print with Reader 8.1.2.-I get a "Print To File" box with an "Output File Name" in it, which I don't know anything about. I've printed dozens and dozens of Adobe .pdf files over the last 4 years with the same computer, Windows XP Home and printer. What happened??? Thanks.
You've inadvertently selected "Print to File" in the print menu. De-select it.
Unchecking the "Print to File" box did the trick. I don't know how it got checked in the first place, but docs print like they always did now. Thank you so much for the tip. Appreciated! Scott Soules
Same problem as above - message "Can't start print job - is printer available?" Using Dell laser printer 1100.
Tried "Repair Adobe Reader installation", but get brief flash onscreen, then nothing. Tried to remove Adobe Reader, but am told that it cannot be removed. Old version of Adobe Reader worked and printed fine. Guess it must need another driver?
Appreciate any help, either to get it to print or to be able to remove it and try re-downloading.
Tried the "Print to file" tip above, but was already unchecked, so no luck. Any ideas, anyone? New driver? Where to get? etc.
Did you ever solve this problem? I am experiencing the exact same thing!!
No luck yet....hope someone will know the answer and take pity.
Eric Older versions of Adobe Readers have been "Corrupted"
1. Open Browser---
2. Type in "WINDOWS INSTALLER CLEANUP UTILITY"----CLICK
3. When results appear-Look for "support,Microsoft.com DESCRIPTION OF WINDOWS INSTALLER CLEANUP UTILITY"-----CLICK
4. When Page opens,scroll down to "Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Package Now"------CLICK
(You can read instructions or not)
5. When "File Download -Security Warning" box appears----CLICK-"RUN"
6. After download completes--Open "PROGRAMS" and look for "Window Install Cleanup"-----CLICK
7. When box opens look for 8.1.1 or any "Adobe Reader" and CLICK (HIGHLIGHT)
CAUTION------DO NOT HIGHLIGHT ANY OTHER PROGRAM----CAUTION
8. AT BOTTOM OF "BOX"---CLICK "REMOVE"
9 Go back to "CONTROL PANEL"-"ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS", Adobe Reader should have been removed
10. Now-Download "Adobe Reader 8.1.2"
Thank you so much - it worked perfectly. It was most kind of you to take so much trouble.
I wonder why Adobe allows so much of a problem with a simple upgrade. It tends to confirm my feeling that Adobe is a large, insensitive mass.