Why can't I send a fax with a PDF file using the Softphone?

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I am trying to send a fax with the Softphone. When I try to attach a PDF file, I get the error: "RingCentral FaxEditor. Unable to print. File: C:\MyDocument.pdf". The PDF document is not corrupt. It is 1.47 MB and it does not have any special characters in the file name. I get this error when I try to attach any PDF document.
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Hi George,

In looking at the file path for the PDF file, it looks a bit weird:


Is the document called "MyDocument.pdf"?

Can you try renaming it to something like "fax.pdf" and then save it to your Desktop. Then, try again?

Let me know.


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Hi Desiree,

That's not the actual name of the document. I didn't want to post the real file name and path on a public forum, but it's a normal PDF saved on my desktop. As I said, I have tried with other PDFs and gotten the same error.

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George, what is the version of the Softphone you are running?

4.75 001 .50

I just tried this on Windows 7 and attached a PDF with no issue.

Is your printer driver set to a PDF creator?

Just thinking out loud.

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I am running build on Windows 8. My default printer is set to my Adobe PDF creator.

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i am having the same problem
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Hi all - anyone who is still having this issue, please make sure you're using the latest version of the softphone (look under About in the menu). We did address some Windows 8 bugs with recent softphone updates.
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Using Build  Still same problem
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I had this problem for a long time. During install I would get the "Printer driver was not installed.  Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000002)." and the Ring Central Fax Printer driver would not install on my computer. There was a knowledge base article that suggested that I uninstall Service Pack 1, install softphone, then reinstall SP1. I was not willing to do this and have it mess up like everything else on my computer so I had been just attaching files on the website as a workaround. Over independence day weekend I needed to make a virtual machine to work on an unrelated project and I was using an older Windows 7 install disk which did not have any service packs (and I did not want to take the time to download and install them on this "throw-away" virtual machine). I forgot to delete it and had to send a fax and remembered the knowledge article and installed soft phone on the VM then used a a printer migration program that I used to use to back up printer configurations on an old server. Anyway, I was able to use this program to restore the RingCentral Internet Fax "printer"/driver to my office computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Other than that I had to set my default program association from my (outdated) copy of Acrobat 9 Pro to the current version of Reader.

I don't know if this is the problem you are having. I was not able to attach any document of any kind via the softphone and the RingCentral Internet Fax "printer" was not present in my list of printers and when I attempted to add them manually I got that error mentioned above.  If the RingCentral Internet Fax "Printer" is present I would not attempt this.

This will make registry entries and stuff so you may not want to attempt it anyway... 

If you do decide to try this:  back stuff up, create a restore point, and beware: there may be dragons here.  I have not experienced any problems yet but that doesn't mean that you won't on your system.

I am mostly posting this solution in the hopes that RingCentral can use it to make a more elegant and user-friendly solution.

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