TMA Print Plug-In Help

  • The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) Print utility is a plug-in to Adobe Acrobat Standard and Professional 8.0 (or higher). This utility enables the user to print an entire manual or individual chapter(s) within the manual.

    This utility will NOT work with Adobe Reader.

Downloading the TMA Print Utility

  • Download the TMA Print Utility plug-in file TMAPrintUtilities.api . You will be prompted to "Open" or "Save" the file. Select "Save". (Do not select "Open"!). You will then be prompted where to save the "TMAPrintUtility.api" file to. Select the plug_ins directory located in your Acrobat Program Files directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\plug_ins). .

    Once the file has been saved to the proper location, reboot your computer.

Using TMA Print Utility

  • Start Adobe Acrobat 8.0 (or higher).
  • Select Plug-Ins | TMA Print by Chapter.
  • Browse to the folder containing manual's pdf (and .xml) files; or
  • Browse to the CD drive:\AsOf folder.
  • Result: Scanning files will occur then a listing of the available manual and it's chapters will display. Select either the manual or chapter desired, select your printer, and press the Print button.