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How do I print to file? When I try to print to file and name the output file, I receive an error "Local Port | Could not open the file: Access is denied."

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I'm trying to print a receipt to a PDF since a printer is currently unavailable to me, but I am getting an error that is preventing me from printing to file. Please see attached screenshots in chronological order.

Since I am unable to add images directly to this question (page gets hung up trying to upload a 107 KB .jpeg), the screenshots are listed below in the following links:

First: http://i.imgur.com/GTz9A1t.jpg Second: http://i.imgur.com/KIpTpIV.jpg Third: http://i.imgur.com/GTQQaBA.jpg

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Hi m.patterson,

A suitable workaround may be to sidestep the printer software by using some print to pdf add on such as:

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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

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That's not how to print to a PDF file.

Printer -> Name: = select your PDF "printer" from the drop-down menu

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the-edmeister said

That's not how to print to a PDF file. Printer -> Name: = select your PDF "printer" from the drop-down menu

That's what I thought initially, but that option isn't available for some reason.

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You want to save an image? Right click it and select Save As . . .

To save the whole page, right click any empty area, select Save Page As

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FredMcD said

You want to save an image? Right click it and select Save As . . . To save the whole page, right click any empty area, select Save Page As

No I want to print a receipt to a PDF file, but thank you for the reply.

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Hi m.patterson,

A suitable workaround may be to sidestep the printer software by using some print to pdf add on such as:

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If you don't have a PDF "printer" installed, you should install one.

Your choice of which PDF printer utility program to install - but here's a Firefox add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/print-pages-to-pdf/ It's currently a "Featured" addon. Never used it myself, though.

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John99 said

Hi m.patterson, A suitable workaround may be to sidestep the printer software by using some print to pdf add on such as:

Thanks. When I was using Chrome I was able to print to PDF from printer drop down menu like the-edmeister suggested, but I've since switched to Firefox and I was a little confused why that option wasn't available from the drop down menu. If an add-on gives me that capability I'm all for it.

Hope everyone has a Happy New Year btw!