How to Create a Default PDF Printer Setting

by Cooper Temple

With various printing options available, especially when you work from a network, choosing a default printer requires some thought. Furthermore, there are several default options to select when establishing your settings. The same holds true for Portable Document Format (PDF) printing. While not a physical printer, the default setting can be adjusted the same as any other printer by following a few simple steps.

Click once on the Windows "Start" button, once on "Settings" and select the "Printers and Faxes" option. This action will launch a pop-up window that lists all available printers.

Right-click once on the "PDF" printing icon, and select the "Printer Preferences" option. In this example, "Adobe PDF" is used. This action will launch a "Preferences" pop-up window.

Use the tabs on the "Preferences" window to select any default print settings that you want for your PDF printing. Note that, with the exception of printer trays, most of the print settings are the same as with a regular printer. Click once on the "OK" button to save the settings as your defaults.

Right-click once on the "PDF" printing icon, and select the "Set as Default Printer" option. This will use the PDF writing program as the default print option for all programs. You will notice a check mark near the PDF print icon.

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About the Author

Cooper Temple has over 15 years of experience writing procedural and training material for a Fortune 500 company. His articles specialize in productivity programs and other business-related software.

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