Print to pdf [Mac desktop] not working

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by RobertW1, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. RobertW1

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    I can no longer print PDFs from my VM. Running Parallels v17 and Windows 10 (dev channel) on an M1 chip MacBook. Until recently I could use "print to pdf [Mac desktop]" for some applications on this set up - but not all - now it just tells me "printer in error state'. I don't know what's changed.
    Tried the usual configurations, sharing settings etc.
    Anyone else with this problem, and a solution? tks
     
  2. ConnectixSoldOut

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    Try another PDF printer? CutePDF maybe.. ? (google + install).

    Microsoft of today couldn't code their way out of an Electron powered wet paper bag, so.. don't rely on their built-in print to PDF.
     
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  3. SamS4

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    Yes, I have the same problem. This was my workaround for inability to use Shared Printers so it is painful.
     
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  4. RobertW1

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    Have you got round the problem?
     
  5. SamS4

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    There is a printer called "Microsoft Print to PDF" that seems to work...
     
  6. SWANDY

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    I was able to add my Epson XP7100 to Windows 11 FOA but unfortunately Windows has the "print to PDF (Mac Desktop)" as the default printer and I can't change it. Even after turning off Allow Windows to Manage Default Printers
     
  7. ShlomitH

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    Hi
    Took a while and finally I figured it out: Under my mac system preferences>Sharing, on the left column my Printer Sharing was off so I marked it. I than wen back to Paralles and selected the printer "print to pdf (Mac desktop)" it asked me chagne the paper size so I did and than clicked on "Print". There was no progress window or anythging so at first I thought it doesn't work but than I find that the PDF was created on my Desktop. I couldnt figure out where to ask that it will get the same name as my document nor to select a folder it will be saved to.
    At least it finally made the PDF.
    Shlomit
     
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  8. SteveK15

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    have the same problem and cannot fix ... any ideas?
     
  9. RobertW1

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    No, I gave up and use "Microsoft print to pdf" instead.
     

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