How do I print a PDF in Windows 8?
By Dave Taylor
The Question:I’m running Microsoft Windows 8 now and am baffled by the whole printing process. In fact, there are a bunch of apps that go full screen and have no menu, no options, and I have no idea how to do anything in them. If I’m viewing a PDF, how do I make a printed copy?
The loss of the Start menu has confused a lot of people who have switched to Windows 8, but in my opinion it’s pretty easy to learn how to work with the Start screen instead, and the handy tiles that actively update with news, weather, and other status information are pretty slick. The menuless interface for popular apps, known as the “Metro” interface, however, is a lot harder to adjust to because while it might work well for a tablet, it’s a pretty confusing interface for laptop or desktop systems.
As with much of Win8, you have to remember gestures and mouse motions rather than having things just sitting on the screen waiting to be clicked. With the PDF viewer, it’s very much that way, as you see the document and literally nothing else on screen.
Let’s jump in and I’ll show you how to print a PDF document from within the Win8 PDF viewer app!
First off, here’s a PDF doc sitting on my Desktop, ready to double-click (or, I suppose, tap):
When I do open it to read, the document opens with nothing else show on the screen other than a small “+” and “-” sign on the lower right corner.
This post is excerpted with permission from Dave Taylor.
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