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Posted on 2004-04-26
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Hello:

I'm creating .pdf's from MS Access using Adobe PDF as my default printer.  Is there a way to disable the auto-preview of the .pdf so that printing just creates the file and does not launch the Adobe Acrobat application?  

Thanks in advance,

Charlie_lv
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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This is a Distiller preference (not a Distiller job option). Open up Distiller and select the Preference dialog (File>Preferences) and make sure that "View PDF when using Distiller" is not checked.
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Thanks khkremer - I found the check box.  It seems like it works for some reports, but not for others.  When printing a report from MS Access, does it somehow remember the printing preferences from the most recent print or from the first print?  I've unchecked the view .pdf box in the printing preferences in the Printers folder (Control Panel/Printers), but it still displays on some of the reports.  Any ideas?

Thanks,

charlie_lv
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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No idea why it's doing this.
Are you automating distiller, or is this normal printing to the Adobe PDF printer?
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Just normal printing at this point.
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There may be one more way to accomplish this: Go to your control panel and select "Printers". Select the "Adobe PDF" printer and right-click. Select "Properties". Click on the button "Printing Preferences". Disable "View Adobe PDF Results". Click on "OK".
Does this make a difference?
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My problem is solved.  It seems that Access has a memory of how you print the reports.  After manually going through each report, double checking the print preferences, and printing a couple of times, the reports no longer are displaying in Acrobat after they are created.  Thanks for the help khkremer - points for you!  --charlie_lv
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