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[SOLVED] Acrobat Printer missing

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  1. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Hi gang,

    I have Acrobat 5.05

    In all microsoft apps I have the little PDF maker icon that seems to work fine.

    I need to output to PDF from my CAD program. At my old employer's I was able to do this easily by choosing to output then selecting PDF Writer from the printers available.
    Thge common PDF file size from my CAD system was only 15K.

    But here at my new job, I only have Acrobat distiller available. (no Acrobat Writer. :( And when I use distiller, the file created is HUGE! and usually crashes the program all together.

    Anyone know how I can add the PDF Writer to my list of printers?

    Thanks!
    LAN
     
  2. cybertech

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    is this win XP?
     
  3. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Windows 2000
     
  4. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Workstation on a network, software installed locally.

    :)
     
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    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Issue Solved!!!
    2 things ... went to preferences within Acrobat and fiddled around with some of the settings there, but what I think REALLY helped is choosing "fit to page" in my print window.

    Thanks for all the help.

    Thanks to Cybertech for steering me in the right direction!!! :)

    Mike
     
  6. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    DANG !!!!

    I had to re-install all my third party software a few months ago, and I am just getting around to re-installin Acrobat5.0. And wouldn't you know it? I am having the same EXACT problem as I described in this thread. But I can't find how the problem was solved. :(
     
  7. cybertech

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    Best as I recall it was an option during install...
     
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    Maybe you should get [solved]removed from the post, might get more hits on it that way ;)
     
  9. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Thanks, CT.
     
  10. WendyM

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    I have this problem all the time at work. Cybertech is right, it's in the install. When you install the software, choose Custom instead of Typical (I'm guessing at the words, but the concept's the same). Make sure all the boxes are checked. More than likely there's one that says something about PDFWriter that's unchecked. On our CD it used to install it fine with Typical installation and then all of a sudden it stopped installing the PDFWriter and we have to do it with the custom install. Hope this helps.
     
  11. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned Thread Starter

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    Thank you Wendy
     
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