I recently encountered a problem when trying to print some PDFs (not all). I found a way to fix it. I need to ask you some questions to tell whether or not my fix will work for you.
1) Are you trying to print PDF straight from the Internet or from PDF files saved to your computer? Or both?
2) How large is the PDF (one page, ten pages, 100 or more pages)?
3) Are pictures and images included in the PDF, or is it all text?
Your answers to these questions will provide information to try one or more things to help you print PDF files. If you prefer to attempt your own troubleshooting, there is a good article from Adobe for troubleshooting. This is the one I used to fix my problem. (http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/troubleshoot-pdf-printing-acrobat-reader.html) I had problems making this clickable. Copy/paste the url into your address bar in your browser to use it.
Select the sections that apply to you.
Because you can print Word documents, I think you can ignore the drivers section for now.
When attempting the print as image instructions in the article, limit your test to one or two pages. Images are much larger than text. You stand a chance of overwhelming the printer memory if you attempt more pages as images. This will result in a failure to print which will give you a false indication of the problem.
If you are trying to print large PDF documents, there may be an issue with printer memory available. I can help troubleshoot that. It will take a couple of question and answer posts to follow up on that.
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