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What is ‘Printing to PDF’?
What is 'Printing to PDF'? What is 'Printing to PDF'?
|What is 'Printing to PDF'?|
|What is 'Printing to PDF'?|
CutePDF is one of our top recommendations, as it is free. To install it, go to (http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp). For it to function properly, download both the converter and the writer.
Once you have both downloaded, run the converter, then run the installer for the writer. When going through the install, select Cancel to bypass the add-on offers included.
Printer Selection drop-down menu.Once the install is finished, it will show up in your
If you do not have a PDF viewer, you can also open it up in a web browser by right-clicking the PDF, selecting Open With, and selecting a web browser.
If you do not have one listed there, you can add one by selecting Choose Default Program. You can browse for a program or select one listed under other programs. (If you are having to browse for the program, find the correct Program folder for it and locate the *.exe for the program.)
Once you have the plan open, open the "Print Function". From the drop-down, select the PDF writer you wish to use.
Next, you will want to change the settings. Depending on what you are trying to do, this will vary from selecting individual pages to print, to selecting a different size page. When trying to downsize a page, instead of adjusting the DPI, which can drastically reduce quality, change the page size instead: Arch C to Ledger size is recommended. You can find this setting under"Properties > Layout > Advanced". You can check your page’s current size by selecting the checkbox that reads Choose Paper Source by PDF Page Size, and then choose an appropriate smaller page size (Caution: This will affect auto-scale, and you will need to use the manual scale function to get an accurate scale).
The most important step is to select the Advanced button and select the Print As ImageImage checkbox.
Once you have all these settings, you can Print. It will process the PDF and run through aProgress percentage dialog. This can take quite some time, so be patient: the time spent will save you a lot of time when you bring the file into PlanSwift.
Once it has finished and reaches 100%, a dialog box asking you where you would like to save the PDF will appear. You will need to rename the file because you already have the file with the same name open and are printing it, but it can be as simple of a change as filename1.pdf. At this point, you can try adding the pages into PlanSwift again, and you should be able to bring it in at 200 DPI as normal.
PDFs Printing Blank
Anchor PDFs Printing Blank PDFs Printing Blank
On occasion when printing (PDF's or traditional prints) they can come out blank. You will have the document, but the pages will be completely blank. This is easy to fix. Under your Control Panel, there is a section for Hardware and Sound and inside that Devices and Printers (to find this easily, search for 'printer' on your computer).
Find your printer from the list (PDF printer or physical printer) and right-click on it and selectPrinter Properties. This will bring up a dialog box from which you can go to the Advanced tab. About halfway down is a section that will have a bubble filled in for Spool print documents; change this setting to Print directly to printer and this will resolve the issue.
If you are unable to access these settings, you may need to have the computer administrator rights. You should be able to get this login information from someone in your company (IT, office administrator, etc.).