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Saving a PDF file in Internet Explorer 9 results in error

When you try to save a .pdf file from QuickBooks Client Data Review or save accountant's changes as a .pdf on a computer where Internet Explorer 9 is installed, you see this error message:

There was an error saving the PDF file. If the problem persists, insert the QuickBooks CD into your computer and the reinstall the software. If you encounter the problem again, contact Technical support.

 Screenshot of error message

How to fix it

To resolve the issue, you need to update to the latest release then rename the MSHTML.dll file.

  1. Update to the latest release:
    1. Go to the Update to the Latest Release web page.
    2. Make sure your product is selected.  If not, click the Change link and select your QuickBooks product.
    3. Select and follow the instructions for one of the update options:
      • Click the Update button to download the update file.
      • Click Setup Automatic Updates to learn how to set QuickBooks to automatically download and install the latest updates.
  2. Open the folder where QuickBooks is installed:
    1. Right-click the QuickBooks icon shortcut on your desktop.
    2. Scroll down to Properties and select Open File Location

Note: If QuickBooks does not have a shortcut on your desktop, you will need to right click the QuickBooks icon in your Start Menu

  1. Locate and right-click the MSHTML.DLL file (2011) or MICROSOFT.MSHTML.DLL (2012) and select Rename.
  2. Rename the file to OLDMSHTML.dll.
  3. Open QuickBooks and try saving the PDF again.

If you continue to experience this issue, you will need to uninstall Internet Explorer 9. If you are not comfortable with the process of rolling back your browser, please consult with a local IT professional for assistance.

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10/28/2016 7:01:53 AM
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