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Print PDF as an image

Problems can occur when you print a PDF file. For example, a PDF file can contain damaged content such as images or fonts that Acrobat cannot press during printing. Printing a PDF file as an image bypasses that processing by sending the printer a simple image of the document instead. This process can cause images and fonts to look slightly rougher, especially at the edges. However, you can specify the resolution in dots per inch (dpi) do suit your needs.

  1. Ensure that your printer is turned on and connected.

If necessary, test print a different file.

  1. Choose File > Print, and then click Advanced.

The location of the Advanced button depends on the version of Reader or Acrobat.

For Mac OS: If you don’t see the the Advanced button, click the Down Arrow (to the right of the Printer pop-up menu).

  1. Select Print as Image.

The location of the Print as Image option depends on the version of Reader or Acrobat.

  1. Click OK to close the Advanced Print Setup dialog box, and then click OK to print

Other solutions

Tracking down printing issues can be difficult. The problems can range from a damaged font, to an older driver, to a bad sector on the disk. See the following articles and tips for additional solutions.

Install the latest update

Adobe releases free security updates quarterly. The updates often include improvements to common problems. Download the latest free update:

  1. Open Reader or Acrobat.
  2. Choose Help > Check For Updates. If a new update is available, it installs automatically.
  3. Once installed, restart your computer.
  4. Print the PDF again.



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