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Windows 7: possible print-to-file incompatibility (NitroPDF and CutePDF)

21 Jan 2012   #1
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
possible print-to-file incompatibility (PrimoPDF and CutePDF)

I want PDF print-to-file capability from the standard print dialog. I installed first CutePDF for this and later PrimoPDF without the Nitro reader. Both methods install a virtual printer in the print dialog, then they allow me to print to a file. The problem is that when I go to open the file, there is a message about possible corruption.

Note that my only PDF reader is Acrobat Reader X (the latest one).

What is the fix for this problem, please?


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21 Jan 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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please post that pdf file.
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21 Jan 2012   #3
Qdos

 

Unless you need the full range of PDF options Nitro/Cute offer could I suggest you just install the PrimoPDF freeware print engine...
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21 Jan 2012   #4
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, I can't post it because it is personal (bank statement).
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21 Jan 2012   #5
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Qdos: I had considered what you suggest, but I keep my files. I don't want to keep corrupt files if in fact that is the problem because then I would have to keep corruption-compatible software for as many years as I intend to keep the corrupt files.
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21 Jan 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
Sorry, I can't post it because it is personal (bank statement).
You can for example print this page using cutepdf and post it as attachment.

Either acrobat reader has problems or the postscript-to-pdf engine you use.
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21 Jan 2012   #7
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
example of the problem

I attached an example file. This was produced by CutePDF and fails to open on Adobe Reader X.

It's a Wikipedia page less than 200kB as a PDF.

I would add that this Win7 system is a recent installation, less than 3 weeks old. Adobe Reader X was installed yesterday, and CutePDF and PrimoPDF (without the Nitro reader) were installed today.


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File Type: pdf testpage.pdf (182.7 KB, 48 views)
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22 Jan 2012   #8
broiyan

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I installed doPDF and it works. One difference is that I switched from Adobe Reader X (10) to version 9, however, I don't think that is the reason for the success.

One note: due to the default Win 7 security settings, when I select print-to-file and I am prompted for the filename, I have to supply the whole path since I do not have write access to the default directory. I proceed to put in a path such as C:\USERS\OWNER\DESKTOP\FILE.PDF. Then another dialog pops up prompting me to select more options for doPDF and there is yet again a place to put in a path and here I had something like C:\USERS\OWNER\DOCUMENTS\FILE.PDF. The file generated via the information in the second dialog: DOCUMENTS\FILE.PDF can be opened with Adobe Reader, in my case version 9. The file generated via the information in the first dialog: DESKTOP\FILE.PDF cannot be opened in Adobe Reader 9. It fails with the same message about corruption that I saw earlier with PrimoPDF and CutePDF.

If there are any insights into why doPDF has two dialogs for the filename, they would be appreciated.
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22 Jan 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
I installed doPDF and it works. One difference is that I switched from Adobe Reader X (10) to version 9, however, I don't think that is the reason for the success.

One note: due to the default Win 7 security settings, when I select print-to-file and I am prompted for the filename, I have to supply the whole path since I do not have write access to the default directory. I proceed to put in a path such as C:\USERS\OWNER\DESKTOP\FILE.PDF. Then another dialog pops up prompting me to select more options for doPDF and there is yet again a place to put in a path and here I had something like C:\USERS\OWNER\DOCUMENTS\FILE.PDF. The file generated via the information in the second dialog: DOCUMENTS\FILE.PDF can be opened with Adobe Reader, in my case version 9. The file generated via the information in the first dialog: DESKTOP\FILE.PDF cannot be opened in Adobe Reader 9. It fails with the same message about corruption that I saw earlier with PrimoPDF and CutePDF.

If there are any insights into why doPDF has two dialogs for the filename, they would be appreciated.
Don't print to file but print ot the virtual printer! It has notihing to do with acrobat reader!!
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22 Jan 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broiyan View Post
I attached an example file. This was produced by CutePDF and fails to open on Adobe Reader X.

It's a Wikipedia page less than 200kB as a PDF.

I would add that this Win7 system is a recent installation, less than 3 weeks old. Adobe Reader X was installed yesterday, and CutePDF and PrimoPDF (without the Nitro reader) were installed today.
Beginning of file you posted. It's a postscript file instead of pdf!! cutepdf converts a file to postscript first and should convert postscript to pdf afterwards.

%!PS-Adobe-3.0
%%Title: Jeffrey Mine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
%%Creator: PScript5.dll Version 5.2.2
%%CreationDate: 1/21/2012 14:42:2
%%For: brian
%%BoundingBox: (atend)
%%Pages: (atend)
%%Orientation: Portrait
%%PageOrder: Special
%%DocumentNeededResources: (atend)
%%DocumentSuppliedResources: (atend)
%%DocumentData: Clean7Bit
%%TargetDevice: (CutePDF Writer) (2014.108) 0
%%LanguageLevel: 3
%%EndComments
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