Windows 10: Windows 10 Update Print Output As PDF instead of printer

Discus and support Windows 10 Update Print Output As PDF instead of printer in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have seen this issue posted numerous times with answers that did not help me. I could not print from Google Docs or Outlook emails to my already... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Jadori65, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Jadori65 Win User

    Windows 10 Update Print Output As PDF instead of printer


    I have seen this issue posted numerous times with answers that did not help me. I could not print from Google Docs or Outlook emails to my already working and connected printer after a Windows 10 update (August 2019). Everything kept defaulting to "Print Output As" with a pop-up of my hard drive files to select to save as a PDF file. There was no "click" button to change the PDF file to the printer. The printer was connected correctly as the default printer. The latest driver was installed already. WHAT WORKED FOR ME, I went into the Device Manager and REMOVED the printer from my computer. Then I ADDED the printer. Afterwards, everything is printing to the default printer again. No more "Print Output As". I think once the drivers were updated with the Windows 10 update, the computer and the printer needed to be reset to communicate correctly.


    Let me know if this helps you!

    :)
     
    Jadori65, Aug 13, 2019
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  2. Print to PDF missing in Printer List

    Hi William,

    We suggest that you disable and re-enable the Print to PDF feature. Here are the steps:

    • Click on the Start menu and type in Windows Features.
    • Choose Turn Windows features on or off.
    • On the next window, find Microsoft Print to PDF and disable it. Click
      OK to save changes.
    • Restart your PC.
    • Repeat the same steps to re-enable Microsoft Print to PDF.
    If the issue persists, we suggest that you perform the troubleshooting steps suggested on the link below under
    Advanced:

    Fix printer problems

    Regards.
     
    Rolando Vil, Aug 13, 2019
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  3. Print to PDF missing in Printer List

    Thanks for your help. I was browsing the web the other day and I found a page called FINAL DRAFT. They had a set of instructions for reinstalling the Microsoft Print to PDF utility that worked great for me. Problem solved.
     
    WilliamSturgis, Aug 13, 2019
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  4. ET_2017 Win User

    Windows 10 Update Print Output As PDF instead of printer

    Windows 10 will not print PDF files

    Hi, I think I have found the problem. After the Windows 10 update yesterday, I couldn't print with my software that prints PDF. Others softwares can print documents like .docx and .xls.

    I found that one of my printers which I install is "missing" in the list of printers but still available in the software's printer list. I made a change to another printer driver of the same printer as the default printer. And immediately all softwares are
    able to print PDF. It is something related to the "missing" printer.

    Suggest those with this problem to add a new printer setting and make it default printer.
     
    ET_2017, Aug 13, 2019
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