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Internet Explorer 11 PDF Add-on?

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  • From Windows 8.1 64-bit, running IE11, we need to convert web pages open in browser to PDF. This is without a current Adobe Acrobat version installed, assuming user does not have standalone Acrobat software.

    Cannot find IE Gallery link anywhere in IE11 menu! Google and Bing are both IE11 grief floods. Chrome has half a dozen pdf conversion tools with a single click. IE Gallery only has an outdated 2009 msi extension for Acrobat, from Nitro. Nitro's Acrobat add-on is not compatible with IE11.

    This topic elicited only lame responses in answers.microsoft, so it is brought here for a more development savvy response.

    Kindly note that the missing PDF functionality may be related to much larger security (piracy?) concerns. Please share any PDF solutions for IE11 that you may find. Thank you, and TIA.


    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, Time held me green and dying Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 8:30 AM

Answers

  • Here is how to fix it:

    Go to tools> internet options > advanced

    In security, uncheck "Enable Enhanced Protection Mode"

    Restart internet Explorer and you will see all the addons have gone from being incompatible to disabled. Enable the ones you want :)

    Thanks to Stephen Hilton for solving the problem.


    yo-yo

    Friday, November 08, 2013 9:05 PM

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  • Hi,

    For converting a webpage to PDF file, you may download and install the Acrobat.

    http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html?promoid=KAWQL

    As I known, Acrobat installs an Adobe PDF toolbar in Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or later). Using the commands on this toolbar, you can convert the currently displayed web page to PDF in various ways. For example, you can convert the entire web page or selected areas of it. Or, you can create a PDF or append the converted web page to an existing PDF. The toolbar has additional commands that initiate further actions after conversion, such as attaching the new PDF to a new email message or printing it.

    For your reference: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/X/pro/using/WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7f60.w.html

    Please understand that "Convert current web page to an Adobe PDF file" icon is not installed as Adobe Acrobat 8 and 9 do not support Internet Explorer 64 bit.

    You may revert to Internet Explorer 32-bit for a test.

    In order to revert to Internet Explorer 32-bit version close Internet Explorer 64-bit browser version and open Internet Explorer by launching it from the following default locations: the
    Quick Launch toolbar, the desktop shortcut, the icon on the Start menu, a hyperlink or a file type that is associated with Internet Explorer.

    Additional Information

    Under specific circumstances, the context menu with "Convert to Adobe PDF" displays in Internet Explorer bit, but when you select, it does not function.

    The context menu will only display if:

    You are running a Windows 64-bit operating system, with both Internet Explorer32-bit and Internet Explorer 64-bit present, and Adobe Acrobat is installed.

    You launch Internet Explorer 32-bit first which writes the registry entries for context menus from the Acrobat IE Favorite add-in, and then you launch Internet Explorer64-bit which finds
    the registry entries made from the Internet Explorer32-bit entries.

    Please Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Regards,
     
    Blair Deng


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    Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:04 AM
  • Here is how to fix it:

    Go to tools> internet options > advanced

    In security, uncheck "Enable Enhanced Protection Mode"

    Restart internet Explorer and you will see all the addons have gone from being incompatible to disabled. Enable the ones you want :)

    Thanks to Stephen Hilton for solving the problem.


    yo-yo

    Friday, November 08, 2013 9:05 PM
  • The box isn't checked and I still cannot print from the net into a PDF format?  Help!!
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:20 PM
  • If you just want to print to pdf format then try pdfcreator. It installs as a printer and allows you to save anything printable as a pdf file. It is also free for most uses. Download it at pdfforge.org. I use it frequently and don't have any issues with it.

    Pdfcreator is not a pdf viewer, use adobe acrobat reader for that.

    • Proposed as answer by it_guy_kevin Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:55 PM
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:55 PM