Earlier when I faced the error where QuickBooks Cannot Create PDF, I got in touch with an expert. They suggested me an effective solution to reinstall the XPS Writer -
Click on Start.
Press the Settings tab.
Select Control Panel and tap on Devices and Printers.
Click on the Microsoft XPS Document Writer icon and choose to Remove Device.
Confirm by hitting the Yes button.
Tap on “Add a Printer” and “Add a local printer or network print with manual settings.”
Move to the “Use an existing port” section and choose “PORTPROMPT: (Local Port).”
Click on Next.
In the Manufacturer list, click on Microsoft and Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4.
Go to the Printer Name field, and remove the v4 from Microsoft XPS Document Writer.
Tap on Finish.
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Solutions to Fix QuickBooks cannot create PDF Issue
For troubleshooting QuickBooks cannot create PDF problems, you can try the following solutions. Forgetting the best results, try the first solution given below before trying others.
1. Use Print and PDF Repair Tool
Before trying the QB Print and PDF Repair Tool, ensure that your QuickBooks software has been updated to the latest release. Download Print and PDF Repair Tool from the Intuit website and run it. Now, check for QuickBooks won’t open PDF issue.
If the problem is not resolved, restart your PC and again check for the error. If the QuickBooks Unable to Create PDF error still appears, you have to reset the permissions of your temp folder. Follow these steps –
Type %TEMP% in RUN command and hit Enter.
In the temp folder, right-click and go to Properties.
Move to the Security tab and make sure that all usernames and groups have permissions set as Full Control.
Now, check whether you can save it as a PDF. You cannot create PDF in QuickBooks problem may have been fixed.
If your initial issue was with both saving as a PDF and sending an email, then you are required to follow one more step. You have to confirm if you can print to Microsoft’s XPS Document Writer. For this follow these steps –
Open Notepad and write whatever you want.
Open the Print window through the File tab in Notepad.
Select Microsoft XPS Document Writer as the printer.
Click Print and save to your desktop folder.
Check whether you can view the printed document.
2. Check whether reconcile window is appearing off of the screen
If choosing reconcile from the Banking menu locks up QuickBooks, but there is no problem with the PDF functions, it implies that reconcile window may be appearing off of the screen. Follow these steps –
See if reconcile window is listed in the list in the Window menu.
Choose Close All.
Start the reconciliation process again.
Now, check for the QuickBooks Unable to Create PDF problem.