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Cannot print a pdf file it converts to a prn file instead

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February 18, 2013 7:24:42 PM

Whenever I try to print a .pdf file, it instead wants to save it as a .prn file. Every pdf file, every time. I cannot print. This may have happened because a couple weeks ago, I tried to save a particular .pdf file as a .prn file, did not know what I was doing, and now .prn seems to be the default setting. I cannot figure out how to get it corrected.
a b $ Windows 7
February 18, 2013 7:48:31 PM

when you click on the priter icon a pop up confirming your choise comes up at that point you can change it to your printer.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 18, 2013 7:55:38 PM

you are printing using a virtual printer


click on print setup and select your printer


many programs do this usually you will do this with say a docx etc to convert to pdf for support.

(also some file's are formated so you can print but not edit/save)

converting to a pdf is a workaround in a way
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