I'm trying to print a pdf from Acrobat Pro, I get an error message - no pages selected to print - drawing error

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro 10 - When I try to print a pdf, I get an error message - There were no pages selected to print - a drawing error occurred. I tried everything I could think of. Printer properties: allowed, repaired Acrobat installation, Installed the 10.1 Pro update. I don't know what else to try. Please help


Venessa Osborne


2 Answers

First of all, go to menu Help -> Check for Updates... to verify if you are using the latest update.
Acrobat X latest update is 10.1.10. Take a look at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

Have you tried to enable the "Print As Iamge" option? In the Print dialog box there is an Advanced button (at the top on Windows, at a lower position on Mac) where you can enable this option and change the resolution:

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You can also try, if using Windows, to disable protected mode temporarily: choose Edit -> Preferences and click Security (Enhanced) on the left. Choose Protected Mode as Off and Uncheck "Enable Enhanced Security". Close Acrobat, restart it, and try to print the document again.


Almir R V Santos   

First let me state that this is my solution on a Macintosh running 10.7.5 and Acrobat Pro X (with all the latest updates).



This problem started for me just this last weekend. I have been to every so-called solution that I could find via a Google search and NONE of these "solutions" even by the self-tagged "experts" work. PERIOD!



I decided to follow one suggestion to install Acrobat Pro 9. However, instead of uninstalling Acrobat Pro X first, I left it installed.



During the initial startup of Acrobat 9 after installation I was offered the option of installing an Extra feature called Adobe PDF Printer which allows me to "Create Adobe PDF files from any application by printing to Adobe PDF Printer". I opted in to that extra.



Once Acrobat Pro 9 had started I tested it using one of the PDF files that had failed to print with the dreaded "No pages selected......" error messages. THE FILE PRINTED AS EXPECTED!



I then decided I would uninstall Acrobat Pro X, but on a whim decided to try to print the same PDF file that had just printed using Acrobat Pro 9 one more time. IT PRINTED!



All I can figure out is that somehow selecting the option to have Acrobat Pro 9 install the option for allowing other applications to create a PDF repaired something within the Mac operating system. Just a guess.



Hope this helps someone.


Slayton Shaw   


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