Things That Suck

Adobe Acrobat

Initial posting: 2011-07-13


Our department requires copies of invoices of purchases, and usually I print them to a PDF to send to our administrative department for auditing purposes.

I have never had problem creating PDFs with Adobe Acrobat until recently. Since Acrobat was in its infancy, I always used the "print to PDF" method rather than using any "Save as" buttons or other plug-ins Acrobat installed. I never had problems with this method... up until now.

web page

The steps to printing to a PDF are fairly straightforward. You start with a web page that you want to print...

Adobe printer

Then you select the Adobe PDF printer...


And then you end up with a PDF that's full of gibberish.

I think any auditor would approve this purchase, right?