Print Options

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Print Options


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Click Print (or press Ctrl+P) to print the current document:



Figure 1. File Tab Submenu, Print Options


The Print dialog box will open:



Figure 2. Print Dialog Box


The options in the Printer section determine the printer to be used and its associated settings:

Use the Name text box to select a printer to use.

Use the Copies text box to determine how many copies of the document are printed.

Select the Collate box to collate document pages. This is a useful feature when printing multiple copies of multi-page documents. It prints entire copies of documents together, as opposed to multiple copies of each page at a time.

Click the Properties button to open the Properties dialog box for the selected printer.

Click the Page Setup button to open the Page Setup dialog box. See (figure 3) below.

The options in the Page Range section determine which pages of the document will be printed:

Select the Pages button to print a selection of the document pages:

Select All to print all pages.

Select Current to print only the current page.

Select Custom to print a custom page range, then enter the desired page range in the adjacent number box. Further information about how to specify custom page ranges is available here.

Use the Subset options to specify a subset of selected pages. Select All, Odd or Even as desired.

Select the Reverse Order box to print pages in reverse numerical order.

Select the Current View button to print only the current view of the document.

Select the Selected Graphic button to print only the graphic currently selected in the document.

The options in the Pages Placement and Scaling section determine the placement and scaling of the document:

Use the Type menu to select a standard placement setting. When a setting is selected its features will be shown in the preview window. Each setting has further options that become available when the setting is selected. The effect that these have will be shown in the preview window when they are adjusted.

Use the Page Zoom number box to determine the level of zoom on the page. Select the check boxes to enable further settings.

The options in the Advanced Print Options tab determine advanced printing options:

Use the Print menu to determine which elements of the document are printed. Click More for further options. See (figure 4) below.

Select the Print as Image box to print the selected pages as images.

When the desired parameters have been selected, click Print to print the document.



Figure 3. Page Setup Dialog Box


Select a size for the document from the Size menu.

Select a source for the document from the Source menu.

Use the option buttons to select either Portrait or Landscape as the orientation for the document.


Click OK to apply changes.



Figure 4. Advanced Print Options Dialog Box


Use the Print Content Options to determine printed document content.

Use the Rendering Options to determine how documents are rendered:

Use the Color Override dropdown menu to determine color override options:

Auto permits PDF-XChange Editor to select the color override setting.

Grayscale prints documents in grayscale.

Monochrome prints documents in monochrome.

Color prints documents in color.

Use the Text Rendering Mode dropdown menu to determine how text is rendered:

Auto permits PDF-XChange Editor to select the text rendering mode. Additionally, it should be noted that this option is required in order to print embedded fonts.

Outline for Embedded Fonts prints embedded fonts as outlines, which are vector images.

Outline Always prints all fonts as outlines.

Bitmap for Embedded Fonts prints embedded fonts as bitmap images.

Bitmap Always prints all fonts as bitmap images.

Use the Maximum Resolution for Images dropdown menu to set the maximum resolution of images in printed documents.

Use the Resolution for Gradient Fills dropdown menu to determine the resolution used for gradient fills.

Select the Ignore check boxes as desired.


Click OK to apply changes.


Print All


Click Print All to print all open documents as a single document:

Figure 5. File Tab Submenu. Print All Option


The Print dialog box will open, as detailed above. Set the desired printing parameters and then click Print to print all open documents as one document.