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

15 Jan 2009   #1

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?

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16 Jan 2009   #2

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
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16 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 beta 1
Thank You!

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

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23 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7

ditto here, Thank you very much Magius
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26 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7
Thank you, sir!

Thanks from me too.
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22 Feb 2009   #6

windows 7 x64

Had to register just to thank you as well!
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06 Mar 2009   #7

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?
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16 Apr 2009   #8

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??
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23 Apr 2009   #9

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.
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08 Dec 2009   #10

thank you sooooooo much

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

thx google...thx w.s.f
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