Component Required For Pdf Print From QuickBooks Is Missing Error – Simple Ways to Fix

Pdf Print From QuickBooks Is Missing Error

Printing is an essential feature in QuickBooks. It facilitates the users to prints paychecks, forms and other documents. However, some users have reported that they face the Component Required For Pdf Print From QuickBooks Is Missing’ error or print to pdf not working with QuickBooks desktop windows 10 every now and then. It can be really annoying when a user is in the middle of something really important.  

Are you also facing this issue? Well, it’s going to be a ‘thing of the past’ for you pretty soon! Yes, we will provide some simple methods to resolve the ‘Missing PDF Component in QuickBooks Desktop issue once and for all. Just go through this blog!

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Simple ways to fix the Pdf Print Errors in QuickBooks that’s is missing on your computer

Update QuickBooks Desktop

Updating QuickBooks Desktop to the most recent version is the first step to resolve the QuickBooks Component Required For PDF Print Error Message issue on your system, its good way when your QuickBooks unbale to print PDF files. To find out if your QuickBooks Desktop is updated, please follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop
  • Press Ctrl +1 or F2 on your keyboard
  • Go to the Product Information Window
  • You will see the current version of QuickBooks and also the latest maintenance releases/updates

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If your QuickBooks is not updated to the most recent version/release, you can do so by choosing either the manual or automatic method.  After updating QuickBooks, check if the issue persists.

Use the QB Print & PDF Repair Tool

Step A: Install the QB ToolHub on your computer

Follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Press Alt + F4 to close the QuickBooks application
  • Download the most recent version of QuickBooks ToolHub.  The QuickBooksToolHub.exe file will be downloaded to your system
  • Double-click this file
  • Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to start the download.
  • To complete the installation, give your consent to the terms & conditions.

Step B: Run the QuickBooks PDF & Printed Repair Tool

  • Open the QuickBooks Tool Hub
  • Click on Program Problems
  • Select the QuickBooks PDF & Printed Repair Tool and run it
screenshot QuickBooks tool hub
Screenshot of QuickBooks Tool Hub
  • Once the tool completes the repair, try printing PDF invoices again.

Update Adobe Acrobat Reader

Using an outdated or damaged version of the Acrobat Reader is one of the major causes of getting the Component Required For Pdf Print From QuickBooks Is Missing issue. Follow the steps mentioned below to update the Acrobat Reader to its latest release-

  • Click the Start icon
  • Type Adobe in the search bar
  • From the list, select Adobe Reader
  • Now click the Help tab and select Check for Updates
  • Follow the instructions appearing on your screen to install the updates.
  • Once the updates are installed, make sure to close all the applications running on your system.
  • Press Windows +R to start the Run Menu
  • Type appwiz.cpl in the box and click OK.
  • Double click on Adobe Reader and click the tab  Uninstall/Change.
  • Click Next and Repair
  • Then click Next and Install
  • Click Finish to complete the task

After the updating and repairing is completed, please check if the error still exists.

Enable the MS XPS Document Writer

You may face the  Component Required For Pdf Print From QuickBooks Is Missing issue if the Microsoft XPS Document Writer is disabled in your Windows settings. To enable it, follow the below-mentioned steps-

  • Press Windows +R to start the Run Menu
  • Type appwiz.cpl in the  box and click OK.
  • From the panel appearing on the left of your screen, click on Turn Windows features on or off.
  • Make sure to mark the checkbox next to Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  • Now, try printing PDF invoices from QuickBooks again to check if the error still exists.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the reasons behind the ‘QuickBooks Can’t Complete the Current Action Due to Missing Component’ Missing pdf file component Error?

Answers: The most likely reasons behind this error appearing on your screen are as follows –

  • The use of an outdated, damaged or missing Adobe Reader application can lead to this issue
  • If the Microsoft XPS Document Writer is not enabled in Windows settings.
  • If you have not updated the QuickBooks Desktop software to the latest version or release, the error may come up when you print documents.

Question: What to do when QuickBooks error shows – You do not have a PDF viewer installed on your computer?

Answers: It is possible that you don’t have a PDF viewer on your pc. The most common PDF client, Adobe Acrobat Reader, is recommended for viewing and printing the form. It is free to download and installation. You need to set Adobe Reader as your default program. Once the PDF viewer is set as default, you need to try to view and print forms again in QuickBooks.

Question: QuickBooks could not create the necessary pdf files, unbale to save form or reports as a .pdf. I am using windows 10. What to do?

Answers: You can fix it by download and install the QuickBooks Tool Hub, it helps fix common errors. From the Tool Hub, run the QuickBooks PDF & Print Repair Tool. If this does not fix the issue, Reset your temp folder permissions. Save the file as a PDF once the permissions have been changed to Full Control in QuickBooks. Check, you can print to your XPS Document Writer. QuickBooks uses parts of the XPS Document Writer to save as a PDF. If you are unable to print to your XPS printer outside of QuickBooks, you should seek assistance from your IT professional.