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Windows 7: Adobe CS3 (Print to pDF)

06 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7
Adobe CS3 (Print to pDF)


I am using Windows 7 64 bit with almost no troubles so far. I have installed a fully licenced version of Adobe CS3 Master Collection and everything works fine EXCEPT that the Adobe PDF does not show up in the printers. I tried a reinstall but no change.

Anybody have any ideas why this might be the case?

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06 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7

I had the same problem with Acrobat 8 from CS3 so looking around the net I found that it seems Acrobat 8 does not work well with 64bit it's mentioned here in this adobe knowledge base article Adobe knowledgeBase kb401731 look in the additional info section. The fix listed seems to be for Vista 64bit, I haven't tried it for Win7 x64.

I just used Acrobat 9 instead which has support for 64bit system, but the pdf printer did not show up upon installation, I had to manually add it using instructions from this thread: Adobe CS4 Under 7 x64 - PDF Printer?

So far i haven't find a good solution for acrobat 8, but acrobat 9 works. Hope this helps a bit...
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06 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64

Follow the instructions from the thread dawgz posted for Acrobat 9. Then, open Devices and Printers in Control Panel. Right click on Adobe PDF Converter and select "Printer properties." Click the Advanced Tab. Make sure "Print directly to the printer" is selected. You should now be good to go.
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06 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7

Hi Thanks for your reply, Ive installed Adobe Acrobat 9 but now have some kind of weird Control Panel Error (Im guessing that its related but I'm not sure). I have attached a capture of the error message. If you can shed some light I would appreciate it.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my original issue


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06 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7

Well after a lot of trouble including system restore I used the instructions you gave me and now have Acrobat 9 working fully. I also have my control panel back. Thanks HEAPS for your help

Acrobat 8 causes many problems in windows 7
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08 Feb 2009   #6


I just posted this in the CS4 thread. It may work for you CS3 folks as well. You will probably have to make a minor change in the folders, but I suspect it will work.
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20 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 build 7000
CS3 - Everything looks correct... but...

When I get to the step:

"Check Use an existing port and select Documents\*.pdf (Adobe PDF) from the drop down. Click Next"

I don't seem to have the option for Documents\*.pdf as a choice. I'm not sure if this is because I'm running CS3 or not.. Is there any way I can manually create this port!?

I've tried going to LPT1 for sh*ts and grins, but that didn't seem to work at all..

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?? Any would be appreciated...


UPDATE: Also probably should mention I'm running 32bit...
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20 Feb 2009   #8


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STLCajun View Post
I don't seem to have the option for Documents\*.pdf as a choice. I'm not sure if this is because I'm running CS3 or not..
That is a Adobe ques, not a Win 7 ques. I'd ask it here.
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