Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Adobe CS4 Under 7 x64 - PDF Printer?

15 Jan 2009   #1
danmcq

Windows 7
 
 
Adobe CS4 Under 7 x64 - PDF Printer?

It has become known that when installing Adobe CS4 under Windows 7 64-bit, the Adobe PDF printer is not installed (this is not the case with 7 32-bit). Has anyone figured out how to successfully install the PDF printer in the 64-bit environment?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2009   #2
Magius

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How to install Adobe PDF printer in Windows 7 x64

Start -> Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add a printer -> Add a local printer -> Use an existing port: Documents\*.pdf (Adobe PDF) -> Have Disk... -> Browse to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF\" and open "AdobePDF.inf" -> There should be a lot of "Adobe PDF Converter" on the list, however, number six (from the top) should work -> Printer name: Adobe PDF -> The rest should be self explanatory
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2009   #3
Yirm

Windows 7 beta 1
 
 
Thank You!

Magius, I registered with this forum just so I could thank you.

-Jeremy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2009   #4
blu3ness

Windows 7
 
 

ditto here, Thank you very much Magius
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2009   #5
AdlerEnt

Windows 7
 
 
Thank you, sir!

Thanks from me too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2009   #6
vinsurge

windows 7 x64
 
 
Thanks!

Had to register just to thank you as well!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2009   #7
Ouizardus

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7057)
 
 
Also thanks, but...

Thank you for the working solution, but it does not quite seem complete, at least for me. Whenever I use the created Adobe PDF Converter to create a PDF, the following four processes start and do not close themselves when the printing is complete:
a) Acrobat.exe *32 (Username: SYSTEM)
b) acrodist.exe *32 (Username: SYSTEM)
c) acrotray.exe *32 (Username: SYSTEM)
d) acrotray.exe *32 (Username: [my username])

After about 3-5 minutes, processes (b) and (c) do close themselves, while (a) and seem to insist on staying alive.

This has two most undesirable effects:
1) These processes take up memory because they are technically running, even though they aren't doing anything after the PDF is printed.
2) Acrobat.exe maintains a lock on the newly created PDF, so I cannot move or delete it until I forcibly kill the Acrobat.exe process.

So I have the following questions:
1) Is there some way to ensure that all processes close after a PDF has been created?
2) If not, is there some way to automatically remove Acrobat.exe's hold on the new PDF other than opening the Task Manager and forcibly killing it?
3) Or is all this simply a result of Adobe's sloppy programming practices, and is a necessary evil we must live with if we're to use their PDF converter?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2009   #8
ComposerChick

Window 7
 
 

I have the same problem window 7 build 7068
adobe Acrobat 7 pro installs but got error that the PDF Print did not install. The fix above does not work as there is no option to select: "Use an existing port: Documents\*.pdf (Adobe PDF)"!
Also when setting up a network printer the printer shows on win 7 and installed driver, but will not print! No errors are reported. Any Ideas??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2009   #9
bro4870

Windows 7
 
 

I intend to use x64 win7, may Adobe CS4 run well on 64bit win7 ?
I have used win7 32 bit and had some problems with Flash CS3 that Flash CS3 was slow in actionsript panel and when i applied Antialias on text.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #10
yoonjihoon

win7
 
 
thank you sooooooo much

thx~~ after installed win7 sevral day, i didn`t solve this problem.

thx google...thx w.s.f
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Adobe CS4 Under 7 x64 - PDF Printer?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Adobe "You need to install a printer"
I'm running Acrobat Pro 9 with Windows 7 professional. I randomly get this error message when I attempt to print: Before you can perform print-related tasks such as page setup or printing a document, you need to install a printer. I have several printers that are listed and I did not change...
Software
After Uninstalling Adobe CS5, Adobe Folders and Files Remain
Dear Forum, I know I have to do either a clean install, or an in place upgrade install soon :(. However, I just would like to repair my CS5.0 Encore that started acting strange lately (no new programs/hardware installed). I uninstalled/reinstalled the whole suite several times (using Control...
Software
Acrobat 8 does not create adobe pdf printer
Helo I have a severe problem, when installing Acrobat 8 in Win 7 x64, Acrobat 8 (Middle East version) does not create adobe Printer Port. If anyone has solution
Software
How do I get the adobe pdf printer to work in woindows 7?
I have 2 adobe pdf ports currently set up on my system. One is print to file which I don't know where that came from but every time I try to use it, it prints an "invalid file" after I enter the mile long output file name ending in .pdf. Using the other adobe pdf printer port I click print and it...
Hardware & Devices
PnPDriverImportError for Adobe CS5.5 "Adobe PDF Printer"
Hi: Mods - if this belongs in "software", rather than "drivers", please feel free to move. Problem: "Adobe PDF Printer" in CS4 disappeared and issue not resolved after clean uninstall/cleanup/clean install of CS 5.5. Adobe TS (up to Tier2) no help. History: Had been running CS4...
Drivers
Manually deleted Adobe program and now all Adobe programs are affected
I downloaded Adobe Photoshop (Portable) and installed it. Then I wanted to change the location where it was saved. I tried to move it but it couldn’t be moved so I copied and pasted it into a new location. I know I should uninstall but since I just wanted 1 copy, I deleted one. After that,...
Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App