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Windows 7: Unable to print PDF

18 Jul 2011   #1
Skype

 
 
Unable to print PDF

Hi guys,

I wasn't quite sure where to post this so I'll put it here

My mother bought a cooking ebook, in PDF format and in 7 parts. They came with a password to view which is understandable, but printing is restricted.

My mum doesn't really think taking her laptop in the kitchen is a very practical method of reading it, and so naturally she asked me to try and find a way around this restriction.

I'm clueless, so any help would be appreciated. As I said I have the password to actually open the PDF and it was all legitimately acquired so I don't see the problem in asking a question of this nature.

Thanks in advance.


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18 Jul 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Err....Skype, there are several ways around that problem but the ethical thing in this would be to contact the book vendor and ask for help. There must be a specific reason why printing is restricted on those books.
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18 Jul 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Bring the PDF up on the screen, highlight what you want to print. Then press CTL+P and check "Selection" and Print. You can also try to Print "All" without highlight.

Depending of which print screen comes up, you may also be able to select a page range.
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18 Jul 2011   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could select the txt and copy it to a word document and print that,
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18 Jul 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hmmm.....sorta disappointed guys (whs and boohbah), obvoiusly MS copyrights are important but other folks' are not.
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18 Jul 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Hmmm.....sorta disappointed guys (whs and boohbah), obvoiusly MS copyrights are important but other folks' are not.
Well, he paid for the cookbook - and using it on the kichen electronically is not really that handy. I can understand his problem.

But your suggestion to contact the author is probably the best. Who knows whether our schemes work.
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18 Jul 2011   #7
Skype

 
 

With all due respect Bill the situation is genuine, I'm not trying to disguise it :P The cookbook was quite expensive and the author is all the way in Canada (I'm in UK), and ordering a paperback copy of the book would have cost my mother more than the books cost in p&p.

And @ the people suggesting selecting the text and printing it, the print feature within adobe pdf viewer is completely greyed out.
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18 Jul 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, don't know about Adobe. I use Foxit. But may be you can try to convert it to a Word file Free PDF to Word Doc Converter - easy and powerful pdf converter software. Works real well.
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18 Jul 2011   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i would ignore the print feature in the pdf reader. open a blank word page, highlight the txt in the pdf, right click it ,copy, then paste into the word doc. then in the word doc go to print and bob ought to be your uncle!
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18 Jul 2011   #10
Skype

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i would ignore the print feature in the pdf reader. open a blank word page, highlight the txt in the pdf, right click it ,copy, then paste into the word doc. then in the word doc go to print and bob ought to be your uncle!
It wont let me copy the text from the PDF

@WHS: that program looked very promising, but it cannot handle password encrypted files. If it had an option to enter the password and then convert it to .doc that would be brilliant but alas it does not
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