How to Print PDF Files in Acrobat 6 - dummies

How to Print PDF Files in Acrobat 6

By Greg Harvey

Part of Adobe Acrobat 6 PDF For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Printing PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat 6 or Adobe Reader 6 is very similar to printing documents in any other Windows or Macintosh application program that you use.

Before you print a file, you can change the general print settings, such as the paper size or the printing orientation from the default of portrait mode to landscape mode. To change these settings, choose File→Page Setup in Acrobat or Adobe Reader or press Ctrl+Shift+P (or Command+Shift+P on the Mac) to open the Page Setup dialog box, modify the printing options as desired, and then click OK. The actual options and controls available in the Page Setup dialog box vary according to the actual printer selected as your default.

If you just need a printout of the document’s pages using the standard Print options, follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose File→Print (in Acrobat or Adobe Reader) or press Ctrl+P (Command+P on the Mac).

    The Print dialog box opens.

  2. If you have more than one printer installed on your system, select a different printer to print the PDF document by selecting the name of the printer in the Name drop-down list (Windows) or by selecting a different printer on the Printer drop-down list (Mac).

  3. Specify which pages you want to print by doing one of the following:

    • To print all the pages in the current PDF document, leave the All radio button selected.

    • To print just the area of a document that is currently visible in the Acrobat document window, select the Current View radio button.

    • To print only the page currently displayed in Acrobat or Adobe Reader, select the Current Page radio button.

    • To print a continuous range of pages in the document, select the Pages radio button and enter the first page to print in the From text box and the last page to print in the To text box.

  4. Click the OK button to begin printing the pages of your PDF file.