Resolving the error The document could not be printed when you print from Acrobat Reader

Published: 19th March 2010
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The ever-growing popularity of PDF files has led to creation and sharing of more and more documents in this format. With not many having the application that can create (Portable Document Format) PDF files successfully, occurrence of PDF errors can cause a lot of frustration and delays in getting through with the projects related to these files. While majority of PDF files with you might open and work fine, you might come across a few errors. We are discussing one such common PDF error and how you can deal with corrupt, damaged or inaccessible Portable document format files using the PDF repair software utility.
When you print from Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader on Windows, the application returns an error message that says, "The document could not be printed."
Resolving the occurrence of this error message
One of more of the following solutions might help you:
Solution 1 - If you are printing to a Brother printer, we suggest you to update your printer from Brother Support site as per the given installation instructions.
Solution 2 - Print the page as an image, to do so, follow the instructions given below:
1.Open the PDF file in Acrobat
2.Choose File > Print
3.Click Advanced at the bottom of the Print dialog box
4.In the resulting Advanced Print Setup dialog box, select Print As Image and click OK
Solution 3 - You can resolve the error message by deleting the Acrobat preferences folder:
1.Close Acrobat
2.Choose Start > Run and type %APPDATA%AdobeAcrobat in the Open text box. Click OK
3.Right-click the folder and select Delete
4.Start Acrobat and print
Important- Acrobat preference files comprise of application settings such as toolbar arrangements and so once Acrobat is restarted, new preferences are created automatically based on application defaults. Also, if you delete the preference files, it will not cause any loss of saved documents.
Solutions 4 - Try removing all documents in the printer queue:
Make sure there are no multiple documents stuck in the printer queue and if so, delete them:
1.Close Acrobat
2.Choose Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
3.Double-click the printer you are trying to print
4.If there are documents in the queue, choose File > Cancel All Documents. It might be important to restart your computer after selection of this option
5.Start Acrobat and print
Solution 5 - Ensure your printer is online
The printer you are using to print can be set offline within the operation system, therefore, make sure that the printer is set online. To do so, follow these steps:
1.Close Acrobat
2.Choose Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes
3.Right-click the printer you are trying to print.
---Check if you come across an option to "Set Printer Online", if yes, then the printer is offline and so select the option "Set Printer Online".
---If you see an option to "Set Printer Offline", then printer is currently online so you can proceed
4.Open Acrobat and print
Solution 6 - Remove and reinstall the printer driver
In some cases, a PDF file can comprise of damaged content such as images or fonts that cannot be rendered by Acrobat during the printing process that might result in occurrence of this error. Selecting Print as Image resolves this operation by sending the printer an image of the document. This error can be caused by damaged, corrupt or inaccessible PDF files, so you can perform PDF recovery and repair PDF

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