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Acrobat as Printer

May 24, 2012 2:58 AM

On another computer, I had Adobe Acrobat as a printer, so I can create PDF versions of Excel, Word, etc. documents.  I now want to do the same on this computer but don't see how to do it.

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    May 24, 2012 3:18 AM   in reply to margie1950

    You have Acrobat installed on that computer as well?

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    May 24, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to margie1950

    Try repairing the installation. This item can be found under the help menu.

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    May 25, 2012 2:56 PM   in reply to margie1950

    margie1950 wrote:


    Yes. Version

    Sounds like you installled the free Acrobat Reader. It's a different product to Acrobat, which you have to buy.


    You can't print using Reader.


    If you want to install a pdf printer you need to install Acrobat, or a free pdf printer such as PDFill or PDF995.

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    Jun 7, 2012 7:44 PM   in reply to stevejking

    I have been trying to use PDFSharp to generate pdf and invoke Adobe using path to exe.

    PDFs generate to folder but will only print if manually print from folder window where the windows service placed it.

    It is not starting the adobe print process configured in pdfsharp. On our Windows 2003 server with Adobe 9.3.3 it seemed to work for the whole process without manual intervention.  in going to Windodws 2008, latest Adobe version on iis7 it does not even though same printer.  I would really appreciate any advice.  I saw this message above and it is similar to what I am investigating as well.

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