Printing - adobe and .gif docs

By Michelle2
May 31, 2007
  1. I have two issues.

    When I print .pdf docs, Adobe used to close after printing. Now it stays open. I am using Xp Pro and Adobe professional v6. I know its old but Im tied to company restrictions.

    Also I get faxes through on emails attached as .gif's. When I open the email I used to be able to right click and choose print and off it would go to be printed. Now MS picture and fax viewer opens and asks me to setup a printer every time. Is there a way I can set up a default printer in this software - or permanently turn off ms picture and fax viewer?

    Thank you

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    1. ensure your adobe 6 is updated. updates should make it forward compatible.
    2. run crap cleaner (CCleaner) registry repair. It's free.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    I'm not sure what Windows normally opens gifs with, but I imagine if it isn't MS Picture & Fax Viewer that it would be Paint. So what you can do to make that happen is save the picture somewhere, then right click on it and Open With, then browse/locate Paint and make sure the little box is checked so that it uses that program every time.
  4. Michelle2

    Michelle2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35


    I have tried that, also setting it to the default program, but ms seems to want this program to be the default. I have even tried the registry edit, but on the next update this is "fixed".

    Thank you for your reply though
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The restrictions have probably been set to your user profile as well, so that you can't install a printer or change some default applications. Talk to your company's system administrator.
  6. Michelle2

    Michelle2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi Mictlantecuhtli

    They dont know either.

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