How to Print Out Documents in Adobe Reader

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Adobe Reader is a software application that is used to open, read and print PDF files. Adobe developed the Portable Document File format in 1993. One advantage of this file format is that multiple pages and images can be packed into a single file and conveniently emailed or distributed. Some digital books are published in PDF format. Opening a PDF file for reading is usually as simple as clicking on the PDF, which causes the Adobe Reader to auto-start. Printing a document in Adobe Reader is almost as easy.


Download a copy of Adobe Reader from the Adobe website and install the software on your computer if it isn't already installed.


Open Windows Explorer or your preferred file manager and locate the PDF file that you want to print out. Alternately, browse the Web and locate a PDF file online. Double-click on the file to open it. On most computers, the file will open automatically in Adobe Reader.


Click on the "Printer" icon on the Adobe Reader tool bar at the top of the page. If the PDF file does not print, click "File" on the Adobe Reader tool bar, select "Print" and then click "OK."


  • check Printing a PDF may take a few minutes or longer, depending on the length of the document, the speed of your computer and other factors.

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