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Guest

How can I print without saving? When I try to print, the pop up 'Save File' comes up, and I don't want to save the file! HELP!
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

This must be something generated by an add-in, as I frequently print unsaved
documents without any pop-up.

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Kathleen N. said:
How can I print without saving? When I try to print, the pop up 'Save
File' comes up, and I don't want to save the file! HELP!
 
G

Guest

Hi, Kathleen N. Instead of using the printer icon to print, click on File | Print, and check to see if the printer name in the menu is correct for the printer you want to print to. If not, select the printer you want. If the name is correct, then your printer driver is apparently configured to print to a file instead of to the printer. To fix this, click on Start | Control Panel | Printers, right-click on your printer name, then click on Properties | Port, and change the port to LPT1: or whatever port you have the printer attached to.
 
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Jezebel

If you're printing to Acrobat this is unavoidable, because Acrobat insists
on saving the document first (because it has to close and re-open the
document).



Kathleen N. said:
How can I print without saving? When I try to print, the pop up 'Save
File' comes up, and I don't want to save the file! HELP!
 
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Chad DeMeyer

To clarify some previous replies:

Acrobat insists on saving the document if you are using the ConvertToPDF
macro it installs in Word, but not if you print directly to the distiller
using File>Print and choose 'Acrobat Distiller' as the printer.

Before checking what port your printer prints from, go to File>Print and
check that 'Print to file' is unchecked. If it is checked, uncheck it and
try to print again.

Regards,
Chad DeMeyer


Kathleen N. said:
How can I print without saving? When I try to print, the pop up 'Save
File' comes up, and I don't want to save the file! HELP!
 
J

Jezebel

Acrobat insists on saving the document if you are using the ConvertToPDF
macro it installs in Word, but not if you print directly to the distiller
using File>Print and choose 'Acrobat Distiller' as the printer.
This has changed with Acrobat 6. There's no longer an option.
 
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Graham Mayor

You are mistaken. You can still print directly to the Adobe driver in
version 6, without the need to save the document first. Printing to the
driver does not give the same functionality as the macro.

As for the original question, I would be looking for a FilePrint macro that
has changed the behaviour of the print function to require a save first.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Well, there is, but the printer is called "Adobe PDF" instead of "Acrobat
Distiller."

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Ma computer prints without saving ....do those documents show anywhere coz I need to check what I printed.??
 

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