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Windows 7: Acrobat 8 does not create adobe pdf printer

14 Sep 2011   #11
Queen85

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

It worked for me after following above steps and running Adobe Acrobat update by going to "Help" Check Updates

Thanks for the above steps!


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22 Feb 2012   #12
KFH

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
This worked for me!

Per an earlier forum, I extracted adobePDF.dll_64 to my desktop before i did this. It is in the Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard/Data1 folder on the Adobe CD.

If you have an Adobe PDF Printer installed, "Right Click" and "Remove Device" before moving forward. Leaving the old device will only conflict with the new install.

1) Devices and Printers
2) Add Printer
3) Choose a printer port ( Create a new port)( Local Port)
4) Name your port ( I named mine Adobe PDF Printer)
5) Install the print driver (Adobe) (Adobe PDF Converter 8.6.0.0
6) Use current driver
7) Name your printer
8) Do not share
9) Finish

RIght click on Adobe PDF Printer

Printer properties BEFORE printer preferences

1) Ports ( Select the "Adobe PDF Printer" port you just created)
2) Apply
3) OK

Printer Preferences

1)Adobe PDF Folder ( Select Adobe PDF Printer)
2) UNCHECK "Do not send fonts to adobe PDF
3) Apply
4) OK

I have to rotate the final doc 90 clockwise, but at least it works now!

I hope this helps someone!
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22 Feb 2012   #13
Qdos

 

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01 Mar 2012   #14
mrhhug

ubuntu
 
 
create port

aeyeball, if the port is not listed under the "use following port" you will need to create the port in the "create new port" area. we can help you with that too if need be.
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17 Apr 2012   #15
Amarnath

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
ERror message 0x000005b3

Performed all the steps, from 'have disk' to the Adobe directory, selected the AdobePDF.inf from "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF" and then clicked next 2 times and then got the error message
'Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed(error 0x000005b3)'

RAn the repair program several times but the same error message. please help
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21 Jun 2012   #16
stephen2060

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
A solution - thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjunaidr View Post
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
Ok boss give this a whirl.

1. Open Control Panel, select Printers
2. Click Add a Printer
3. Click Add a local printer
4. Select Use an existing port (should be preselected), change the port to "Desktop \*.pdf" (Adobe PDF Port), click Next
5. On the next page, click Have Disk...
6. Click Browse and browse to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF (or wherever you have Acrobat installed), click OK.
7. It should now show a series of "Adobe PDF Converter" entries. Select the first one and click Next
8. Change the printer name if desired, uncheck the box to use it as a default printer, click Next
9. Do not print a test page, click Finish
10. Find your new printer in Printers. Right click on it and select Properties, Advanced
11. Click "Print directly to the printer", click OK

Let me know if it doesn't work.
Thanks for this - even if it was 2 years ago. Been struggling for hours to find this answer.
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03 Jul 2012   #17
deepsidhu123

window 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
i hav same problem in pdf printer help dear Lyyyn

had the same problem and after searching the web:
9. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printer
10. Right click the "Adobe PDF Converter" > Printer Properties > tab "Port"?????
where is it step
11. "Add Port..." > "New Port Type..." > Browse to the same folder ("C:\Windows\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\Adobe PDF") >> [Open] >> [OK]
12. Select the "Adobe PDF Port" > "New Port..." >> [Close]
13. Close everything
14. Return to right click the "Adobe PDF Converter" > Printer Properties > tab "Port"
15. You should see "Desktop\*.pdf" (Adobe PDF Port) listed there >> [Check] >> [OK]

It should work now.. it did for me.

Fyi, I am using Win 7 Pro 32 bit.
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21 Aug 2012   #18
GeneralUSA

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Your suggestion JL still rocks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjunaidr View Post
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
Ok boss give this a whirl.

1. Open Control Panel, select Printers
2. Click Add a Printer
3. Click Add a local printer
4. Select Use an existing port (should be preselected), change the port to "Desktop \*.pdf" (Adobe PDF Port), click Next
5. On the next page, click Have Disk...
6. Click Browse and browse to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF (or wherever you have Acrobat installed), click OK.
7. It should now show a series of "Adobe PDF Converter" entries. Select the first one and click Next
8. Change the printer name if desired, uncheck the box to use it as a default printer, click Next
9. Do not print a test page, click Finish
10. Find your new printer in Printers. Right click on it and select Properties, Advanced
11. Click "Print directly to the printer", click OK

Let me know if it doesn't work.
Thanks, JL, your suggestion still rocks on Windows 7 Pro with MSO2007 Basic using Adobe Acrobat 8.0!!!!

Was a little confused at line 4 but just decided to ignore the suggestion to "change the port to "Desktop \*.pdf" (Adobe PDF Port)". Instead, I just clicked NEXT, then (at the "Install the printer driver" prompt box) selected Have Disk and kept on with the rest of your suggestions (5 on). Presto, I could see Adobe Acrobat PDF Conversion as my printer.

I still don't see the PDF ICONS in any MSO programs though. Will continue to look for this solution. Thanks again.
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18 Nov 2012   #19
Mehboob

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Adobe print driver

I was having the same problem with Win 7 Professional and Acrobat 8.0. The simplest solution is to download an update from the following link and it will resolve the issue.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...jsp?ftpID=3661

Hope that helps.
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18 Nov 2012   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just an aside here but Adobe Acrobat 8.x reached its end of support a lttle over a year ago. Continuing to use it could present security risks.
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