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Troubleshooting tips for PDF file printing

1) Exit from all other applications.

Adobe technical support documentation recommends to keep at least 50% of the system resources free when printing from an Acrobat product. If the system resources are below 50%, exit from all applications but the Acrobat product. You may need to restart Windows to update system resource information.

To check the amount of available resources, use the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to open Task Manager, and then click the Performance tab.

2) Download the PDF file and open it locally.

Right-click on the file you are trying to use, choose the "save as" or "save target as" to save the file to your local computer. Then double click the file to open it directly in Acrobat Reader (as opposed to opening it through the browser window).

3) Print the PDF file as an image.

Note: When you print a PDF file as an image, it may take longer to print.

To print a PDF file as an image:

Acrobat 6.x:
1. Choose File > Print, and then click Advanced.
2. Select Print As Image and any other desired printing options.
3. Click OK to close the Advanced Print Setup dialog box, and then click Print.

Acrobat 5.x:
1. Choose File > Print
2. Select Print as Image, and then click OK.

4) The Adobe web site provides a comprehensive list of troubleshooting suggestions at:

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