If you’ve been using QuickBooks for any length of time, you’ve become familiar with the problems that seem to plague QuickBooks PDF functions such as invoicing. After upgrading to Windows 10 this week, I went to bill my clients only to find that once again I couldn’t get PDF’s to create properly. I had a couple of different error messages come up instead.
I went promptly to the online QuickBooks knowledge base and found a QB Print and PDF Repair Tool. I excitedly downloaded it and ran it only to find that it didn’t actually repair anything.
Don’t be dismayed though. The first thing you should know is that printing PDF’s in QuickBooks 2012 DOES WORK in Windows 10! It may just take some puzzling around to get it working.
Windows 10 isn’t all that fundamentally different than Windows 8.1 and so I figured the process should still work in some fashion. After opening the Print Management tool and looking at the properties, here is what I’ve found has happened.
In order to get QuickBooks to print properly again, I did the following:
After adding that back in, get back into QuickBooks and try creating a PDF and you should be good to go! Let me know if you were successful in getting this to work.
However, if after all of this it doesn’t work, my recommendation is that you purchase QuickBooks 2016. The best price I’ve found it legitimately is here.