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Adobe Print to PDF Missing? Workable Ways

Have you ever been in a position where you want to print a PDF document, but you have the Adobe print to PDF missing issues? Well, you are not alone. It does happen due to some issues in Adobe Acrobat. We will discuss here and address those issues related to Print issues in Adobe Acrobat. And if you don't have time to fix Adobe Acrobat printing issues and want to print the PDF document urgently, you can use the Acrobat alternative to print.

Part 1. Print PDF with An Alternative for Urgent Tasks

If you are unable to use the Adobe print to PDF option and you want to print your document urgently, there is an easy way out. You can use UPDF. UPDF is a user friendly and affordable PDF reader and editor. UPDF allows you to print PDF documents without any trouble. Compared to Adobe Acrobat (annual subscription cost- US$ 239.88), UPDF is much cheaper (annual subscription cost- US$ 25.99) and offers more features. And the unique feature of UPDF is the integrated AI which is not found in most PDF editors. The integrated AI allows you to summarize, translate, explain, write, and chat. This feature makes UPDF stand out from the crowd.

Nevertheless, to Print your document using UPDF, Download UPDF here and follow these simple steps:

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Step-1. Open your PDF file using UPDF

In the UPDF app, open the PDF document by clicking and browsing your PDF document using "Open" option in "File" tab. Alternatively, you can go to the folder where the file is saved, right click on the file name and from the menu, click on "open with UPDF".

open the pdf file with updf

Step-2. Select Print option

Once your PDF is open, click on the "File" menu and then select "Print" option. Alternatively, you can also use a shortcut key by pressing "Ctrl+P". This will open a window with all the printing options.

click print option on win

You can change and select or unselect various options depending on your requirement. If you click on "Document, comment, form fields" option, the dropdown menu allows you to print document with or without comments or form fields.

click document comment form fields option

You can change the paper size, also the orientation of the paper (portrait or landscape). If you select "Auto rotate" and "Auto center", this will automate page settings depending on the layout.

select auto rotate

Also, PDF can be printed as an image or as a document in original color or in grey scale (black and white). You can print all the pages or choose "Custom" to print only selected pages. Also, page size can be changed as per the requirements.

print in grayscale

You can also watch this YouTube video for the instructions to print PDF using UPDF:

Wasn't that quick and easy.

Well, it's just one feature. UPDF is such a user friendly app that even the other features are very easy to use. UPDF can help you summarize, translate, write and rewrite content. You can use its PDF editing and annotating features to customize your PDF files. It has PDF form features to help you create fillable PDF forms. UPDF has so many features, it cannot be described them all in one article. If you want to know more about UPDF you can read a detailed review of UPDF here.

To not miss out on all these cool features, download UPDF on your computer and buy the premium subscription at such a low cost, to enjoy all the features with ease.

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Also Read: How to Fix "Can't Print PDF" Issue

Part 2. 6 Ways to Fix "Adobe Printer is Missing"

If you have already paid for the Adobe Acrobat annual subscription and do not want to buy an alternative, here are six effective ways you can fix the problem of "adobe Printer is missing".

Way 1. Restart Your Computer

This is the easiest way out which you can try first before jumping on other ways. Sometimes, due to some glitches, Adobe software files cannot run smoothly on RAM (random access memory), which will hinder some of the Adobe functions. So just by restarting your computer, you can get those glitches smooth out and restore Adobe Acrobat's full functionality.

Steps-1. To restart your computer, click on "Start" menu, and then click on "Restart" option. Sometimes when you click on "Start" menu, you will see "Update and restart". Click on it and your computer will restart and update any pending software updates which generally fixes the problems. Once the computer restarts, open your document in Adobe Acrobat and the Adobe printer should show up when you try to print the PDF document.

restart the windows computer

Way 2. Update Adobe Acrobat

If restarting your computer does not help, another way to resolve the Adobe printing missing issue is to update Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat can be updated using the following steps:

Step-1. Open Adobe Acrobat, click on the "File" menu, select "Help" and then from the submenu select "Check for updates". This will start the Adobe Acrobat update and once the update is complete, close the app and start again. Most of the time, this will solve the problem.

check for updates in adobe acrobat

Way 3. Reinstall Adobe Acrobat

Sometime, Adobe reader/Acrobat print to PDF is missing because some software glitches could not be resolved by restarting the computer or updating the Adobe Acrobat, so reinstallation can be helpful. To reinstall, follow these steps:

Step-1. Click on "Start" menu, then click on "Windows system" folder and then on "Control panel". A new control panel window will open.

click control panel on win

From the "Programs" tab, click on "uninstall a program".

control panel

From the list of programs, right click on Adobe Acrobat to open the options, click on "uninstall". Follow the screen prompts and this will uninstall Adobe Acrobat.

uninstall the adobe acrobat

Step-2. Go to the Adobe Acrobat website and download and install the adobe Acrobat again.

Way 4. Repair Installation

If none of the above methods work, try "repair installation". It is indeed an easy fix. Follow these steps:

Step-1. Close the Adobe Acrobat files and the app. If your computer hangs up and the Adobe Acrobat does not close, press "window + x" on the keyboard. A menu will open, select "Task Manager". A pop up window will show up with all the running programs or apps. Right click on Adobe acrobat and click on "End task". This will close the Adobe Acrobat.

end task of adobe acrobat

Step-2. Again, open the Abode acrobat, click on the "File" menu and then select "Help" and then from the submenu select "Repair installation". This will start the repair installation and once complete, close the app and start again. Usually, this will resolve the problem.

repair installation in adobe acrobat

Way 5. Install the Adobe Print to PDF Manually

Another way out is to try adding Adobe print to PDF manually. This is a bit laborious method, but this may prove beneficial. Follow these steps to manually add Adobe acrobat Print:

Step-1. Click on "Start" menu, then click on "Windows system" folder and then on "Control panel". A new control panel window will open. From the panel, click on "Hardware and Sounds" and then "Devises and Printers". A popup window will open, click on "Add a printer" and then on "The printer that I want isn't listed" option. This will open another popup window. Select the last option "Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings".

add a local printer or network printer with manual settings

Step-2. This will open a window with the option to choose a printer. Select "Use an existing port" and then from the drop-down menu, select "Documents\*.pdf (AdobePDF)".

select documents on add printer window

Then click on "have Disk", which will allow you to browse to the Adobe Acrobat in C drive. Follow this path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Xtras\AdobePDF. Click on "AdobePDF.inf" and then "Open".

click adobepdf.inf

This will show you a list of PDF converters. Generally, PDF printer is number six on the list from the top. You may have to select a different one depending on the version of the window. Then click "Next" and follow the screen prompts to finish adding the PDF printer.

install the adobepdf converter printer

Way 6. Reset Adobe Acrobat preference setting

Sometime, changing the preference settings can also fix this problem. Please know that this method will change the personalized settings, so you have to be careful if you really want to pick this option. Follow these steps:

Step-1. Go to "This PC" and select the "Users" Folder. Select your folder “ your username” >Appdata>Roaming>Adobe>Acrobat>DC. 

select preferences folder

Step-2. From here, move the "Preferences" folder to somewhere else, maybe to another drive. The preferences folder is sometimes a hidden folder, so you may have to unhide it by selecting "Hidden items" option in the view tab. Also, you may need to do it as an administrator.

Step-3. Once the "Preferences" folder is moved, open the Adobe Acrobat and see if the Printer is working.

Final Words

Now if you ever come across this problem where the adobe print to PDF is missing, you know more than one way to address this problem. Of course, your first instinct is to fix Adobe acrobat However, if you don't have time to fix Adobe Acrobat, an easy alternative is UPDF. So, click the link below and download UPDF on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

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