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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Why do “print to PDF” articles contain 2 copies of each image?

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      • #2348393
        Liz C.
        AskWoody Plus

        When I “print to PDF” using my Windows 10 PC, the resulting PDF always has two copies of each image in the PDF. This doesn’t happen when I “save to iBooks” on my iPad, but there are several reasons I would rather use Windows for printing articles to PDF.

        Do you know what I can do to get Windows 10 to stop duplicating the images on the “print to PDF” function?

      • #2348426
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        If this happens on every PDF you may need to use a different PDF reader.

        You could try one of the free readers. See this thread: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/pdf-reader-for-windows-7-ultimate/

        cheers, Paul

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        • #2348507
          Liz C.
          AskWoody Plus

          Thank you, Paul.  I have several alternative PDF readers, but it turns out the duplicate images are generated by the “Reader View” rather than the “Print to PDF” function in Microsoft 10.  I’m hoping to find a resolution to that.

      • #2348442
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Assuming you are referring the Microsoft Print to PDF feature – try resetting it.

        Type – turn windows features on or off – into the Search Bar, then press the Enter key.
        Scroll down to the ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’ entry and uncheck it, then OK.

        When the changes have been applied, restart your machine and return back to ‘Windows Features On or Off’ and recheck the option.
        After the change has been applied, try using the MS Print to PDF option in a Print dialog box for a comparison.
        If the entry is missing from a print dialog box, restart your machine.

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        • #2348508
          Liz C.
          AskWoody Plus

          Moonshine — Thank you! I didn’t know about the “Windows features on or off” before. I did what you suggested, but there wasn’t a change — I’ve just noticed that the double image seems to be created when I ask for the “Reader View,” — even before I try printing. So, I should have asked how to view in “Reader View” without seeing duplicate images, I guess. Is there anything you know I can do about that? Thanks again.

          • #2348520
            b
            AskWoody MVP

            So, I should have asked how to view in “Reader View” without seeing duplicate images, I guess. Is there anything you know I can do about that?

            I think you’re talking about a web browser. But which one?

            Is the Reader View built in or provided by an extension?

            • #2348529
              Liz C.
              AskWoody Plus

              I use Firefox, and the Reader View function is built in.  Thanks.

      • #2348540
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        It has been a known bug for quite some time.
        My example below shows a page from The New York Times in Reader View as reported in the following links below the image:

        My image above is a screen shot I have just taken.
        You don’t say what web pages you are reading in Reader View, but if it isn’t related to The NY Times, then clearly other sites/pages cause issues for some.

        https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1616125

        https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1536072

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        • #2348548
          b
          AskWoody MVP

          That page displays fine, with a single image, in the reading view of Microsoft Edge.

          Thanks for confirming that it is a Firefox known issue.

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        • #2348763
          Liz C.
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks again, Moonshine.  It turns out that I DO use Reader View a lot with the New York Times.  However, this duplication also happens with the website for National Public Radio.  I just confirmed that it causes duplicate images there, too.

      • #2348588
        krism
        AskWoody Plus

        I have used PDFescape for quite a while now – No problems with it for me.

        - ThinkPad T530-2394-3J8, i5-3380M 2.9GHz, UEFI/GPT: (Win10 20H2 Pro x64), 8GB(15GB/s), Sammy 500GB SSD. -

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