Windows 10: Edge Browser - cannot print to pdf file

Discus and support Edge Browser - cannot print to pdf file in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I cannot use the Microsoft print to pdf feature on my Lenovo laptop from the Windows 10 Home Edge browser. The print screen shows a blank preview.... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by zaqxsw, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. zaqxsw Win User

    Edge Browser - cannot print to pdf file


    I cannot use the Microsoft print to pdf feature on my Lenovo laptop from the Windows 10 Home Edge browser. The print screen shows a blank preview. Print to pdf does work on the laptop from any other app such as Word, OneNote, etc.

    I can print to pdf from Edge on my desktop running the same version of Windows 10 and Edge.

    I have completely uninstalled the print to pdf feature on the laptop, all the way to uninstalling the print server drivers and disabling the feature in the Windows 10 installation. And then enabling and reinstalling it. I still cannot print to a pdf file from Edge on the laptop. It is not a print problem, as this feature does work on all other apps/programs.

    Just wondering if this has been reported as an issue on certain hardware? Thanks for any replies!

    :)
     
    zaqxsw, Feb 24, 2016
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  2. Printing from Edge - where is the old dialogue box?

    Yes, changing the browser solves the problem ... but no need to change the standard browser.

    If you want to print from Edge go to the three dots drop down menu and 'Open in Internet explorer'

    Printing from the internet explorer brings the old print menu again.

    Some attention for PDF files! Edge can open/read pdf files but the internet explorer cannot.

    To make the internet explorer open/read an acrobat pdf file the Adobe acrobat reader (DC) must be installed.

    Hope this could help
     
    Luc Crevits, Feb 24, 2016
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  3. tdehan Win User
    The Edge does NOT print .pdf files

    by default Windows 10 opens pdf files in the Edge browser. However, you can't print them. Each time one selects PRINT, the Edge browser instead of printing saves the file the Documents folder. Open the file from the Documents folder and it opens it again
    in the Edge browser and again when trying to PRINT it saves the files to the Documents folder.

    The only way to print the file is to download and install Adobe Reader.

    Way to go again Microsoft!!!!!
     
    tdehan, Feb 24, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Edge Browser - cannot print to pdf file

    davidhk, Feb 24, 2016
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  5. I use Edge all the time and I can print ok
    Check to make sure you have
    Microsoft Print to PDF
    How you check is
    Right click Start Button
    Scroll to
    Program and Features
    Then Scroll to
    Turn Windows Features On or Off
    Then when Menu comes up
    Scroll down to
    Microsoft Print to PDF
    Make sure it is ticked
     
    hTconeM9user, Feb 24, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    If above method does not work, and assuming the problem is your Edge in your laptop, my suggestion to you is to post the question to this forum................
    Microsoft Community forums
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...dows_10-msedge

    Experts in that forum using Edge might be able to help, providing the problem is Edge.
     
    davidhk, Feb 24, 2016
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  7. You use adobe PDF instead of microsoft
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-fdf398590ad6
     
    hTconeM9user, Feb 24, 2016
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  8. davidhk Win User

    Edge Browser - cannot print to pdf file

    zaqxsw,
    Please post back the result one way or the other.
    Thank you.
     
    davidhk, Feb 24, 2016
    #8
  9. zaqxsw Win User
    Thanks for all of the replies.

    davidhk, I tried this with no luck. I did get a bit of a "wait" animated logo on the preview page before it went blank. On my desktop, it would have shown the print preview.
     
    zaqxsw, Feb 24, 2016
    #9
  10. davidhk Win User
    I have no more good ideas.
    The only suggestion I have already given to you is try asking in Microsoft Community, Edge forum.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-msedge?auth=1

    You might want to hang around a bit longer.
    Someone might come along to help.
     
    davidhk, Feb 24, 2016
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  11. zaqxsw Win User
    Just an update. I can now print to .pdf through Edge on my laptop using the Microsoft print to pdf feature . The only explanation I can come with is that the following update fixed this issue:

    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3140768). Installed 3/8/16.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
    zaqxsw, Apr 5, 2018
    #11
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