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Printing a PDF in Windows 10

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BrianW Report 14 Oct 2017 17:54

If I open a PDF file from an email in W10 it defaults to opening in Edge and then will not print.

Apparently this is a compatibility issue between W10 and Adobe.

Anyone know of a fix or how to change the default browser to Firefox.

I am having to save the file, open it in Word and then print from that which is a pain in the butt.

NB: I find Edge to be user unfriendly in any case.


RolloTheRed Report 14 Oct 2017 18:32

Here's how to change your default browser in Windows 10.

Navigate to Settings. You can get there from the Start menu.
2.Select System.
Click Default apps in the left pane.
Click Microsoft Edge under the "Web browser" heading. ...
Select the new browser (ex: Firefox) in the menu that pops up.

The alternative browser must be already installed.

There are several alternative PDF readers to Adobe all of which work in Windows 10. They are faster, less buggy and more secure than the Adobe tool.


InspectorGreenPen Report 14 Oct 2017 19:37

In my experience, printing PDF's from within any browser is hit and miss at best.

The method I have been using for some years now is to download the file to my PC, but open it in Adobe, not in Word.


BrianW Report 14 Oct 2017 20:39

Thank you Rollo.
It wasn't quite that straightforward as:
1. Default apps wasn't listed but I used the Search facility to bring it up
2. Web browser wasn't listed but PDF was

So I changed the PDF default setting in the list from Edge to Firefox
Then opened up a PDF document in Outlook and selected Print
And it worked

Thanks again, it looks as if it's fixed