Normally, when you print a PDF that contains layers, just the content that is visible on-screen is printed. However, the creator of a layered PDF can specify that some layered content, such as watermarks or confidential information, must (or must not) print, regardless of its visibility on-screen. If the document is designed to print differently from how it currently appears on-screen, a message may appear in the Print dialog box. The Preview image in the Print dialog box always shows the page as it will print.
Forces the layer to print.
Forces the layer not to print.
|Prints When Visible||
Matches printed output to on-screen visibility.
Note: In Reader, you can open the Layer Properties dialog box, but you cannot change the settings.