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Windows 7: cannot save a .pdf file with Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7

03 Jun 2010   #1
iolantham

Windows 7
 
 
cannot save a .pdf file with Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7

Hello!
I cannot save a .pdf file in Windows 7. I saved the 9.3 version of Adobe Reader, I see the save icon, but when I click it, it doesn't open a window. I can only print the file to Microsoft XPS files. Is there another way to save files in Adobe Reader or maybe a patch for Windows 7?
Thank you in advance.


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03 Jun 2010   #2
elsuirad

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Hi,

You should have a PDF Printer or Acrobat Distiller to be able to "print" and have a PDF file.

You can only get a Distiller or PDF printer if you have a full set of Adobe Acrobat Professional installed in your PC or Laptop.

But you can get a PDF printer only. Just Google it and you can download from the internet.

Several PDF printers can be found like these. <- click here.
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03 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Can't you click on File> Save as ? A Guy
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04 Jun 2010   #4
elsuirad

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Can't you click on File> Save as ? A Guy
Nope. it won't save-as (PDF) if you do the right+click on a file unless you have a complete adobe acrobat installed in your PC.

It should always "print" mode in order to get a PDF output.
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04 Jun 2010   #5
kucing13

 

I thought adobe reader is enough. Using it on my seven without a prob. This is new thing
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04 Jun 2010   #6
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iolantham View Post
Hello!
I cannot save a .pdf file in Windows 7. I saved the 9.3 version of Adobe Reader, I see the save icon, but when I click it, it doesn't open a window. I can only print the file to Microsoft XPS files. Is there another way to save files in Adobe Reader or maybe a patch for Windows 7?
Thank you in advance.
Try opening acrobat reader, then from the edit menu -> Preferences -> left column select "Internet" then untick "Display PDF in browser" in the right pane.

When you open a pdf from the internet now it will open in acrobat reader rather than IE and you should now be able to save it.
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04 Jun 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

Hello elsuraid, can you confirm you've got a PDF viewer installed, such as Adobe Acrobat? This will be a setting within the actual program you're using to view PDFs.
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04 Jun 2010   #8
elsuirad

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
Hello elsuraid, can you confirm you've got a PDF viewer installed, such as Adobe Acrobat? This will be a setting within the actual program you're using to view PDFs.
What you have is only maybe Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Yes, I have Adobe Acrobat Prof. 8 installed on my laptop (complete set, including distiller).

All Adobe PDF files will automatically shows on thumbnail mode along with the rest of the files on My Documents Folder.

If I want to print any files and I want it i PDF format output, I will just select the Acrobat Printer (distiller will run when you press print) and PDF format will be the the outcome instead of printing on any printer installed in your system. (see image here).
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04 Jun 2010   #9
iolantham

Windows 7
 
 

Hello!

I'm not trying to print a .pdf file. I can already do that. I just want to save it. I see that the PDF printer converts files to .pdf, which is useless, since I already have a PDF file. Do you have other ideas?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elsuirad View Post
Hi,

You should have a PDF Printer or Acrobat Distiller to be able to "print" and have a PDF file.

You can only get a Distiller or PDF printer if you have a full set of Adobe Acrobat Professional installed in your PC or Laptop.

But you can get a PDF printer only. Just Google it and you can download from the internet.

Several PDF printers can be found like these. <- click here.
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04 Jun 2010   #10
iolantham

Windows 7
 
 
It worked!

Thank you very much!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iolantham View Post
Hello!
I cannot save a .pdf file in Windows 7. I saved the 9.3 version of Adobe Reader, I see the save icon, but when I click it, it doesn't open a window. I can only print the file to Microsoft XPS files. Is there another way to save files in Adobe Reader or maybe a patch for Windows 7?
Thank you in advance.
Try opening acrobat reader, then from the edit menu -> Preferences -> left column select "Internet" then untick "Display PDF in browser" in the right pane.

When you open a pdf from the internet now it will open in acrobat reader rather than IE and you should now be able to save it.
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