Save as PDF issues

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Tweakerz
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Save as PDF issues

Post by Tweakerz » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:19 pm

Does not matter the site this issue persists.

Windows 10 x64 and SlimJet Version 22.0.4.0 (based on Chromium 72.0.3626.121) (Official Build) (32-bit) fully updated to latest versions.

So the issue is I have no installed printer and simply want to save a website (recipe for example) as a PDF but get an error so I have to switch to a different browser to save as a PDF (which works every time without issue).

Perhaps this is a simple fix and I am simply not thinking it through and someone has a simple solution they can suggest, thanks for reading and any assistance offered.

I'm including a screenshot showing what error occurs every time I have tried to use the Save as PDF (or Print for that matter) option.

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oftentired
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Re: Save as PDF issues

Post by oftentired » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:31 pm

I'm not sure what will be causing that problem for you.

You can install doPDF and give it a try. Takes a minute to grow accustomed to the print dialog box, but you'll figure it out.
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Tweakerz
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Re: Save as PDF issues

Post by Tweakerz » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:02 pm

oftentired wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:31 pm
I'm not sure what will be causing that problem for you.

You can install doPDF and give it a try. Takes a minute to grow accustomed to the print dialog box, but you'll figure it out.
Thanks, I know how to use it as I did use this exact option many years ago before browsers supported such options. Hopefully, someone and an update can change the problem so no additional options are required. I'll stick to using an alternative browser for now since it is not an option I require terribly often.

Thanks again, maybe someone eventually chimes in with additional suggestions.

zenzenati
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Re: Save as PDF issues

Post by zenzenati » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:34 pm

Try this:

1. Save as PDF
2. Under Destinatin, click "Change"
3. Under Print Destinations, click "save as PDF"
4. Click "Save"

Tweakerz
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Re: Save as PDF issues

Post by Tweakerz » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:39 pm

zenzenati wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Try this:

1. Save as PDF
2. Under Destinatin, click "Change"
3. Under Print Destinations, click "save as PDF"
4. Click "Save"
EDIT: Okay, so when I said I had made no changes I happened to think about the fact I stopped printing here at home so I changed the Print Spooler service to manual, once that service was started the error was no longer a problem. Thanks to all that replied, luckily I recalled what I'd done and now things are not an issue.

The instant I click Save as PDF that error comes up, there is no time to do anything else, no destination changing options, nothing.

Thanks for the idea though, ideas are what I was hoping for, eventually maybe one will resolve the issue. (I hoped some advanced settings would need changing though I don't know what/where and don't think I have ever made any changes that'd cause it to cease working).

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