The subject of Acrobat PDF printer has come up before, here, and on other forums, but usually it's about installing the Acrobat PDF printer (or lack thereof after an install), this is not the case for this post.
This topic is about having different behavour on two nearly identical machines. One PC can print from IE9 to the Acrobat PDF printer, the other can't and I can't figure out why.
(the other one does create a PDF, but it's void of content except for the header/footer from IE)
Here's the paramaers:
Desktop PC running Windows 7 x64 (w/updates to 9-2011)
Laptop PC running Windows 7 x32 (w/updates to 9-2011)
Both loaded with Acrobat Pro v8.3.1
Both running IE9 (32bit) v9.0.8112.16421
When I print to the "Adobe PDF" printer (print dialog box, where you would normally select your printer), the "Adobe PDF" printer is indeed listed and selectable, but after selecting the "Adobe PDF" printer, the next dialog box that is presented it the standard Windows "Save As" dialog box and this is where the weirdness starts... and the Laptop never prints the content properly.
The two "issues" I'm posting for help here are these:
1.) the Desktop PC actually prints the webpages into a PDF, the Laptop will not
(on the Laptop, it does create a file, but always 1 page only, void of content except for the header/footer from IE)
2.) The Desktop install seems to know it's a webpage and uses some of the webpage URL/link as a suggested filename, the Laptop always inserts a random alpha-numeric filename as if it has no clue of the source.
I have spent hours looking at all available settings for both IE9 and Acrobat8 and they are both identical, I can't quite figure out why one prints the webpages into a PDF and the other won't. (both Acroat installations and updates are from the same disc)
I've posted this on other forums before, usually all I get are the obligatory reply's like "oh you should try ***PDF instead
" and "Acrobat 8 isn't supported in Windows 7
"... etc. Well all that would be fine ...except... it does
work on the Desktop PC so I can put to rest the "isn't supported
" notion because it does work on my Desktop PC.
Anybody have any thoughts as to why the Laptop PC can't print the webpage content and the Desktop PC can?
BTW, here's the proof that Acrobat 8.3 does work on Windows 7: http://www.classicamplification.net/...tput-2-pcs.pdf