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Printing Adobe PDF documents

Most of the options in the Adobe Reader Print dialog box are the same as for other applications. For basic office printing, you start by selecting the printer, page size, page orientation, and other general printing options in the Print Setup (Windows) or Page Setup (Mac OS) dialog box. 

To print an Adobe PDF document:

  1. Click the Print button, or choose File > Print.
  2. Choose a printer from the list at the top of the Print dialog box.
  3. (Mac OS) Choose an option from the Presets pop-up menu.
  4. In Windows, click Properties to set printer driver options. In Mac OS, set printer driver options in the Print Center.
  5. In the Adobe Reader Print dialog box, in the Comments And Forms pop-up menu, specify which visible content prints. The Document option prints document contents and form fields. Document And Markups prints document contents, form fields, and comments. Document And Stamps (the default) prints the document, form fields, and stamps, but no other markups, such as note comments and pencil lines.
  6. Select any of the following options, and then click OK (Windows) or Print (Mac OS). Available options may vary. For example, the Page Order option is available only if you choose Multiple Pages Per Sheet for Page Scaling.

Current View/Selected Graphic
Prints the page area (including text, comments, and so on) that is visible in the current view. The option name changes depending on whether you have a page selected (Current View) or an area on a page selected using the Snapshot tool (Selected Graphic).

Current Page
Prints the page that is visible in the current view.

Pages From/To
Prints a range of pages. In Windows, if the Use Logical Page Numbers option is selected in Page Display Preferences, you can enter numbers that match the numbering printed on the pages using roman numerals or actual page numbers. For example, if the first page of a document is numbered iii, you can enter iii or 1 to print that page.

Page Scaling
Reduces, enlarges, or divides pages when printing. Adobe Reader supports page sizes up to 15,000,000 inches (38,100,000cm) by 15,000,000 inches (38,100,000cm).

  • None prints the upper left or center of a page (if auto-rotated and centered) without scaling. Pages or selections that don't fit on the paper are cropped.
  • Fit To Printer Margins reduces or enlarges each page to fit the imageable (or printable) area of the currently selected paper size. The printer driver determines the imageable area of the paper.
  • Reduce To Printer Margins shrinks large pages to fit the currently selected paper size but does not enlarge small pages. If an area selected is larger than the imageable area of the currently selected paper, it is scaled to fit the imageable area.
  • Multiple Pages Per Sheet prints multiple pages on the same sheet of paper. Page rendering is properly adjusted to the actual paper size, and all rendering is done at the actual resolution of the output device. When Multiple Pages Per Sheet is selected, you can specify settings for Pages Per Sheet, Page Order, Print Page Border, and Auto-Rotate Pages.

Pages Per Sheet
Prints a predefined number of pages, or a custom number (up to 99) horizontally and vertically during Multiple Pages Per Sheet printing. If you select a predefined number from the menu, Adobe Reader automatically selects the best paper orientation. Drag the slider below the Preview to view the individual pages.

Page Order
Defines how the pages are ordered on paper during Multiple Pages Per Sheet printing. Horizontal places pages from left to right, top to bottom. Horizontal Reversed places pages from right to left, top to bottom. This page order is suitable for Asian-language documents. Vertical places pages top to bottom, left to right. Vertical Reversed places top to bottom, right to left. This page order is suitable for Asian-language documents.