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Windows 7: Acrobat 8 does not create adobe pdf printer


11 Jul 2010   #1

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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

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13 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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.
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15 Jul 2010   #3

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Thanks jelyman but I do not see "Desktop \*.pdf" port in my drop down menu, that is where Iam strucked
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17 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You can always use an alternative PDF creator like CutePDF [www.cutepdf.com] or NitroPDF [www.nitropdf.com]. They do the same thing.
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17 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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13 Apr 2011   #6
CIA

Windows 7 XP Prof 32 bit
 
 

I follow the the above instruction for Windows 7 XP Prof 32 bit. It does install the pdf printer. However, when I print from Word, it does not create the pdf file.
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13 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Adobe 8 Pro PDF Printing

Getting Adobe 8 Pro PDF Printer to work in Windows 7 64bit. Since the port is not created when Adobe 8 is installed it doesn't work. I have been able to install "do PDF v7". When installed "do PDF 7" creates a do PDF port. In the properties of the Adobe PDF printer, select the do PDF port and apply. This worked for me.
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31 Jul 2011   #8

Win 7 Pro 64bit (my Desktop) & Win 7 Pro 32bit (my Notebook)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjunaidr View Post
Thanks jelyman but I do not see "Desktop \*.pdf" port in my drop down menu, that is where Iam strucked
I 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"
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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31 Jul 2011   #9

Win 7 Pro 64bit (my Desktop) & Win 7 Pro 32bit (my Notebook)
 
 

I had similar problem with the "Desktop\*.pdf":

Please refer to the original post by Johnathan Lyman above.

Replace Step 9 with:
9a. Go to Control panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers
9b. Right click "Adobe PDF Converter" > Printer Properties
9c. Go to tab "Ports"
9d. [Add Port...] > [New Port Type...] > [Browse...] (to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF (or wherever you have Acrobat installed))
9e. Select "Adobe PDF.inf" > [Open] > [OK]
9f. [New Port...] > [Close]
9g. If you don't see the "Desktop\*.pdf" in the list, close all windows
9h. Reopen Control panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers
9i. Right click "Adobe PDF Converter" > Printer Properties
9j. Go to tab "Ports"
9k. You should see "Desktop\*.pdf" in the list, check on it

Then, continue the step 10-11 of the original post by Johnathan Lyman.

Thank you Jonathan Lyman, your post really helped me So much that I decided to register just to give back and thank you.
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30 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 64 bit adobe pro 8.0

I tried all of the suggested directions and nothing seems to work. Any ideas out there?
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