How to Activate the Quicken PDF Printer

When you install Quicken software on your computer, it should also install a PDF printer designed to make PDF copies of your financial records. Once installed, you can also use this printer to make PDF files, just as you would select any printer available on your computer. If the Quicken PDF Printer is accessible, you can reinstall it from your Quicken program files. If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you may need to perform additional configurations to get it working properly.

Installing the Quicken PDF Printer

Step 1

Swipe the cursor upward from the bottom right corner of the Windows Start screen, select "Settings," then "Control Panel." Click "Hardware and Sound," then "Devices and Printers." Click the "Printers" arrow to display a list of all installed printers. If you don't see "Quicken PDF Printer," it hasn't been successfully installed on your computer.

Step 2

Close the Control Panel windows, then click the "File Explorer" icon at the bottom of the desktop, which looks like a series of file folders. Select "Windows (C:) in the left menu. Select "Program Files," then "Quicken" and then "PDFDrv."

Step 3

Double-click on the "RestorePDFDriver.bat" to start the installation process. Wait while the Command window opens during the installation process and go through the procedure. The Command window closes when the installation is complete. You should be able to print with the Quicken PDF Printer now. Go to a report in Quicken and try to print to the printer.

Configuring for 64-Bit Windows PCs

Step 1

Open the Windows Control Panel. Click "Hardware and Sound," then "Devices and Printers." Right-click the "Quicken PDF Printer" icon and select "Printer Properties."

Step 2

Click the "Ports" tab and select "Add Port." Select "Local Port" in the Printer Ports window and click "New Port."

Step 3

Click the "Enter a port name" option in the Port Name window and enter "PDF1." Click "OK," then "Close." Select "PDF1," click "Apply" and then click "OK."

Warning

Information in this article applies to Windows 8.1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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