How Do You Print A Pdf File On Windows 7


I have an HP Laserjet 1300N/Adobe PDF printer and a Windows 7 desktop PC. I just have printed Word documents fine, but when I try to print PDFs, nothing happens. What could be the reason? How can I print PDF file successfully?

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Reason 1:

Print a different PDF file to determine if the issue occurs with a specific PDF file or all PDF files. On your computer, close the original PDF, and then open a new PDF file. In the PDF file, click File, select Print from the list, review the settings, and then click Print.

There are always errors when we try to print Word as PDF format. Word document cannot be converted to PDF. With several analyses, we know that it is probably the font problem.

Solution 1:

Simply select Print. Choose PDF in your printer options to turn your file into a high-quality Adobe PDF document. After you create PDF files, you can edit and share them. You can also print PDF files if you ever need hard copies. You can thank WildCalvinO for this videoWildCalvinO: How to Combine PDF files into one Using PDF Binder Google Code. If you are an endless user of. Create PDF Files on Windows 7 Quickly and Easily with Win2PDF! Add Print To PDF to any Windows 7 app. To create a PDF, just print to the Win2PDF printer.

  1. Open Word document, and save it as PDF file first.
  2. Open PDF file in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, then print it.

Solution 2:

1. Access to Control Panel by clicking Start – Control Panel.

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2. Open Hardware and Sound – View devices and printers.

3. Right click Adobe PDF printer to open Printing preferences.

4. Uncheck “do not use document fonts”. Click OK.

Reason 2:

When you can successfully print Word document, and cannot print PDF file, that may be because of PDF reader.


To get started, you need to install the software to read PDF files, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other. Then open the PDF file in the program and from there, select your printer and print the file. Everything should be printed.

  1. Download PDF reader software, Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  2. Install PDF reader software. And restart computer, open PDF file then print it.

Reason 3:

PDF file is restricted printing. So print is not available unless you know the password to remove PDF restriction.


1. Click Protection icon and choose “Remove Security”.

2. Type permission password in pop-up dialog. Click OK.

3. Click File – Print to print selected PDF file.

Tips: How to Remove PDF Security Password with PDF Password Removal Tool

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Make a conclusion about steps to solve the problem cannot successfully print PDF file:

Step 1: Check if it is printer problem, whether Word document can be printed.

Step 2: Check if PDF file is available to be printed.

Open PDF file in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro. Click File – Properties to open document properties.

Then choose Security to see if printing is allowed. If it is not allowed, you should remove security from PDF file first, and then it can be printed.

Step 3: Check PDF software.

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How Do You Print A Pdf File On Windows 7

After above two steps, you should check PDF software. Reinstall PDF software, and restart computer. Open PDF file and print it.

Step 4: If you are preparing to print Word document to PDF, probably it is because of fonts besides printer or PDF software.

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I was asked how to print PDF files and automatically include a filename on the print out. This was for a team of users whose technical diagrams were meant to include the filename of the file but, inevitably, this was missed out. In many applications you can automate this process, include variables in the footer or header, but in this case the users used a variety of tools and really the only common factor was that they delivered the final versions in PDF format.

The solution had to be pretty straightforward, ideally with someone being able to right click the file and print it with a filename stamped on the print out.

The solution is a bit long-winded but it works well and, once done, should just keep on ticking. I’m assuming that all the machines are Windows 10 64bit.

  1. Install Irfanview 64-bit from here and install it. Irfanview is a superb opensource image viewer with great batch file and command line features.
  2. Install the Irfanview 64-bit plugin pack from here. This will add support for viewing PDFs (as well as loads of other file types).
  3. Open Irfanview 64-bit and from there open a PDF file. You may have to change the filename to *.PDF in order to show PDF files.
  4. Now print the file by clicking File > Print from the menu bar. We’ll be setting the Footer information to include the filename variable ($F). Be sure to click the SAVE button (highlighted).
  5. Cancel that box and close Irfanview.
  6. Now that the printing aspect is configured we need to add a right click menu. I created a custom context menu entry to send the file to Irfanview and order it to print using the default printer. Download the REG file here. Expand the zip file and double click the reg file you find there. This will add it to your registry. You may need to reboot afterwards but it should just work.
  7. You should now see a new right click menu when right clicking PDF files.

How does it work?

Irfanview view takes care of adding the filename as a footer to the print out. We’re focusing on a PDF here but it could be any file type that Irfanview supports. As long as you save the printer settings in the printer dialogue then that footer will be included in anything that’s printed out.

The context menu is handled by a registry entry that’s kept in the .reg file. Double-clicking the .reg file imports it. The .reg file itself looks like this;

@='C:Program FilesIrfanViewi_view64.exe' '%1' /print'

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You can see that it assumes the location of Irfanview is “C:Program FilesIrfanViewi_view64.exe” which is fine for any x64 version of Windows. If you wanted to change this to work with JPG files then you could just edit the .reg file in Notepad and replace .PDF with .JPG, save, and re-import the file.