Windows 10: Cannot append to pdf files Solved

  1.    12 May 2018 #1

    Cannot append to pdf files


    Since installing the latest Windows 10 update I am unable to 'print' to an existing pdf file by choosing the 'append' option. This fails in Win2pdf and in Microsoft Print to PDF.
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       12 May 2018 #2

    greatgreensteve said: View Post
    Since installing the latest Windows 10 update I am unable to 'print' to an existing pdf file by choosing the 'append' option. This fails in Win2pdf and in Microsoft Print to PDF.
    Good morning, greatgreensteve. I can't seem to find that "append" option on my Print to PDF (Microsoft). Could you point me to it, please? Then I'll check what happens on my machine. Thanks.
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  3.    12 May 2018 #3

    Hi. Yes, you're right sorry. There is no such option in the Microsoft Print to PDF. It's only in the Win2pdf which I use 90% of the time. If a pdf file already exists with the same name you have the option to prepend, append or replace but the prepend and append options now don't work. After a few seconds there is a 'printing error' message 'can't merge with existing file'. Been using this for years and it's just started to fail so it has to be the Win 10 update.
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       12 May 2018 #4

    greatgreensteve said: View Post
    Hi. Yes, you're right sorry. There is no such option in the Microsoft Print to PDF. It's only in the Win2pdf which I use 90% of the time. If a pdf file already exists with the same name you have the option to prepend, append or replace but the prepend and append options now don't work. After a few seconds there is a 'printing error' message 'can't merge with existing file'. Been using this for years and it's just started to fail so it has to be the Win 10 update.
    More likely it's the Win2pdf software. Compatibility issues. It is 3rd party. Not knocking it, but it's the responsibility of the 3rd party vendor to maintain compatibility. Suggestion would be to totally uninstall it and re-install, or try it in compatibility mode for Windows 8.
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  5.    12 May 2018 #5

    Go to Devices and Printers. Right click Win2PDF printer, go to Printing Preferences. Win2PDF Printer Settings
    If you do not have a Win2PDF "printer" then you should reinstall the software.
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  6.    13 May 2018 #6

    Hi. Have applied a patch to Win2pdf Pro which has fixed the problem. Thanks all.
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