Adobe PDF printer not working/printing to file - please help

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Adam, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I just installed Adobe Acrobat 8.0. Attempting to
    print to Adobe PDF printer fails to print to file.

    Any ideas?
     
    Adam, Feb 17, 2011
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  2. Adam

    Rob Guest

    If it prompts you for the output file location, check that you
    have write permissions in that folder. You can permanently change the
    saved file location using Properties after selecting Adobe PDF as
    printer ("Adobe PDF Output Folder" under the "Adobe PDF Settings" tab.)

    HTH,
     
    Rob, Feb 17, 2011
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  3. Adam

    Adam Guest


    Thanks, but the problem is it does "not" prompt for an output file location.
    Selecting "Properties" for the "Adobe PDF" printer shows the following tabs ...

    1) Layout
    2) Paper/Quality
    3) image of Adobe logo - Adobe PDF Conversion Settings

    The "Adobe PDF Conversion Settings" tab shows the following ...

    1) Default Settings: Standard
    2) Adobe PDF Security: <blank>
    3) Adobe PDF Folder: <blank>
    4) Adobe PDF Page Size: <Letter>

    The "Adobe PDF Folder" drop down has only two options,
    <blank> or "LPT1:", and clicking on "Browse" does nothing.


    Here's a thread regarding the problem that I'm having ...
    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/303003

    The Adobe PDF printer is associated with the "LPT1:" printer port,
    which doesn't look right.


    The thread also provides the following solution (thanks to Peter_Aguinaldo) ...

    1) Go to http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/
    2) Select "Acrobat - Windows" under "Find Product Updates"
    3) Click "Go" button
    4) Install the following update did the trick ...

    Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Professional and Standard update - English, French, German,
    and Japanese 36.2MB 6/5/2007

    But, there are many more updates. Do I need to install "all" updates
    one-by-one?
    Or, will installing just the latest update be equivalent? Please advise.



    Version 8.2.6
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2.6 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages
    41.39MB 2/8/2011
    Version 8.2.5
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2.5 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 41.57
    MB 10/5/2010
    Version 8.2.4
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2.4 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 8.79MB
    8/19/2010
    Version 8.2.3
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2.3 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 40.98
    MB 6/29/2010
    Version 8.2.2
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2.2 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 43 MB
    4/13/2010
    Version 8.2.1
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 2.81
    MB 2/16/2010
    Version 8.2
    Adobe Acrobat 8.2 Professional and Standard Update - Multiple Languages 46.9 MB
    1/12/2010
    Version 8.1.7
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.7 Professional and Standard Update - Multiple Languages
    43.13MB 10/13/2009
    Version 8.1.6
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.6 Professional and Standard Update - Multiple Languages
    17.69MB 6/9/2009
    Version 8.1.5
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.5 Professional and Standard Update - Multiple languages 3089
    KB 5/12/2009
    Version 8.1.4
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.4 Standard update - multiple languages 4.2MB 4/30/2009
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.4 Professional, Standard Update 4.3MB 4/30/2009
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.4 Professional, Standard update - multiple languages 10.9MB
    3/18/2009
    Version 8.1.3
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.3 Professional, Standard, and 3D update - multiple languages
    38.4MB 11/4/2008
    Version 8.1.2
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Professional and Standard Security Update 1- multiple
    languages 2.1MB 6/23/2008
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 19.9MB
    2/6/2008
    Version 8.1.1
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 10.9MB
    10/22/2007
    Version 8.1
    Adobe Acrobat 8 licensing service update (Windows Vista only) 486KB 10/1/2007
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Professional and Standard update - multiple languages 36.8MB
    6/14/2007
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Professional and Standard update - Chinese Simplified, Chinese
    Traditional, and Korean 35.1MB 6/14/2007
    Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Professional and Standard update - English, French, German,
    and Japanese 36.2MB 6/5/2007
    Version 8.0
    Adobe Installer Transform Tool 268KB 8/21/2008
    Adobe Customization Wizard 8 4.3MB 12/15/2006
     
    Adam, Feb 17, 2011
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  4. Adam

    KCB Guest

    Adobe releases incremental updates via it's auto update utility. OR, you
    can go to their web site and download the latest, full version, which
    includes all the updates. You would probably have more luck finding a
    solution there.
     
    KCB, Feb 17, 2011
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  5. You need to buy Adobe Reader for that..... Get a student purchase if
    you can....
     
    Leon Manfredi, Feb 18, 2011
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  6. Adam

    Jack Guest

    The OP bought the correct thing.
     
    Jack, Feb 18, 2011
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  7. Adam

    Char Jackson Guest

    You don't buy Adobe Reader, it's a free download. Unfortunately, I
    don't have any answers for the OP. I always use CutePDF as my pdf
    printer.
     
    Char Jackson, Feb 18, 2011
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    Tester Guest

    Tester, Feb 18, 2011
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  9. Adam

    Ken Blake Guest


    Sorry, that's not correct. Adobe Reader is free.

    Moreover, you don't *need* to use Adobe Reader for that. There are
    other choices, such as the also free Foxit Reader
    (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/), which is faster, and in my
    view, better, than Adobe Reader.
     
    Ken Blake, Feb 18, 2011
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  10. Drvice and Printers, add or change a printer, to Adobe PDF
    Converter.....Port.
     
    Leon Manfredi, Apr 3, 2011
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