Adobe Reader not printing PDF documents

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3. Use another PDF reader software

In many cases, switching to another reader might be the easiest solution to solve this type of issues. The market is full of PDF viewers and editors which will help you.

One great example of such a tool is Icecream Ebook Reader. As you already know, many Ebooks come in the PDF format since it is the most convenient of them all.

However, that doesn’t pose a problem for this tool, since Icecream Ebook Reader is perfectly capable of opening, reading, and even editing them to a certain degree like a dedicated PDF tool.

In case you can’t print PDF files, we strongly advise you to download Icecream Ebook Reader and give it a try.

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4. Try to print PDF as an image

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Maybe some part of your PDF file is damaged, like some corrupted text, for example, and that is blocking the printing. That could be solved by printing your PDF file as an image, so it won’t be dependent on the text version.

To print your PDF as an image in Adobe Reader, go to File > Print > Advanced, and choose Print as Image.

That’s essentially all, but if you still can’t print your PDF file from Adobe Reader, you might look for an answer on Adobe Reader Forum.

FAQ: Learn more about printing documents in Adobe Reader

  • Why can’t I print my PDF file?

Corrupted or outdated printer drivers often prevent users from printing PDF files. To fix this issue, install the latest printer driver, or check this guide to see what to do if document can’t be printed in Adobe Acrobat.

  • Why is my PDF not printing full-page?

If your PDF document is not printing full-page, check the page scaling options and shrink the document until you can print all the areas.

  • How do I print a PDF as an image?

To print a PDF as an image in Adobe Reader navigate to File, select Print, and then click on Advanced and select Print as Image.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2015 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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