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Offline ssfc72

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The MyTaxExpress has a, save to pdf,  menu item, in order to create a pdf file of the Tax Return.

The MyTaxExpress website, has a FAQ that deals with pdf's not being created.  The website may be a little out of date.  It says the tax program comes with the JRE program, but it was not anywhere in the MyTaxExpress folder, where it said it was to be found.
There was also instructions on the web page about how to download the Oracle JRE, but that appeared to be a very old version.
This FAQ help may have been for the Windose version of MyTaxExpress.
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Does it have a print option? If so, what happens if you say print? Do you get a print dialogue that gives you a choice of what to print to? One of the options should be 'Save to PDF' or something. Try that if it's available.

If I read the downloads section right you have one file for MyTaxExpress and it's in a format called an AppImage. You can tell by looking for the extension .AppImage. Unlike, say an rpm or deb file, it contains everything you need to run the program and is the same no matter what Linux version you're using. It's a handy way for developers to avoid having to worry about dependencies in different Linux distros and for users you don't have to worry about having to install dependencies. So there won't be anything there but that. I have a couple of programs that are available as AppImages myself - Todoist (not a typo) and Tutanota email client. I just click on them and choose Execute.
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Thanks for the help, Jason.
Yes, the download file is an AppImage.  I have to open that file, each time I want to run the program.

The 2 choices to create a hard copy of the completed Tax Return are to create a pdf file or to produce a "bar coded return" for sending to the CRA.   I tried the bar coded option and got the same error codes.

Tomorrow, I will try and install the AppImage file, on another Linux Distro.
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Well, that's unfortunate. :( I don't think installing on another Linux distro will make any difference. The point of AppImage files is that you can use them with any distro. Everything that the program needs should be inside the AppImage. It's like having a .deb or .rpm package but with all of its dependencies built in. But it's worth a shot if you don't have to install one. Or maybe the Windows version would work under Wine.
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I am hoping that MyTaxExpress will fix their Linux AppImage for next year, to get the print function to work.
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Since I have the program installed (on Ubuntu), I wanted to check the print function. It gave me a message about using the 1-return license, so I didn't take it any further. Did you get that far, Bill?
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I paid the $7 fee, in order to net file and print my 2020 tax return. So I didn't run into that message.
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