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Printer will not print pdf or LibreOffice files.

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HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-one
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My printer won't print pdf, LibreOffice, notepad or wordpad files. The printer prints blank pages with these formats. It will only print jpg files. I have tried reinstalling the printer driver several times. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled LibreOffice, but this has not helped at all.

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@Neil531 

 

Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers

Right-Click on your printer > Select as Default

 

and / or

 

Adobe Reader DC – Needed Whether You Use It or Not

 

If you have not done so,

Reinstall / Update your PDF Reader (Adobe Reader DC /Optional  Foxit Reader)

HINT:  Watch out for and UNCHECK unwanted extra software

Adobe Reader DC software should be installed even if you do not open / view / print PDF files directly from the software.

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader Learn & Support

 

PDF - Print as Image

 

If the file will not print due to unusual content (odd fonts, color schemes, tables, other oddities), print the file as an Image.  Image printing does not require the printer software to translate file content.

 

Open the offending PDF file in Adobe Reader DC > File > Print > Advanced >>

  1. Set the printer select the colors (Optional)
  2. Print the PDF file as an image

 

LibreOffice

 

Printing PDF

Open document

Click to Print

Check / set the Default printer

In Properties 

Check / adjust Device 

Click / Set (near bottom)

Printer Language type (in drop down menu) Automatic: PDF

 

References

 

 Printing Documents (Windows)

 

HP Photosmart C4400/C4424 All-in-One Printer series Full Feature Software and Driver

 

 

Reference and Resources – Places to find help, solve problems, and learn how to use your Printer

Clarification of terms and "what the printer can do" (Specifications)

Printer Homepage – “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One Printer

 

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Dragon-Fur

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