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Save as Adobe PDF issue, Mac OS Lion

Jun 16, 2012 3:07 AM

Tags: #issue #lion #save_as_adobe_pdf

Since I've migrated to Lion (Mac OS 10.7.4) I receive the Automator-error message:

"An error occurred while saving the PDF file."


I've started from a complete empty disk and installed Lion.

I've installed my Acrobat 9 Pro from dvd. Step by step I've updated to 9.5.1.

I've installed and updated all programs (and fonts) from dvd or company-site.


I have tried to save as Adobe PDF in all installed programs (Office, Mail, Safari, VectorWorks, NisusWriter, …): same error.

I've repaired permissions, I've changed read/write permissions, … Nothing helps.


Save as PDF (non acrobat) works without any problem.


I prefer to use Acrobat to generate the pdf's.


In the past I used Acrobat 9 Pro as a printer (10.5) and via save as Adobe PDF (10.6) without any problem.





Mac user since 1990.

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    Jun 18, 2012 1:13 PM   in reply to Ignaceb

    You need to go the the Print Dialog box. Click on PDF button and choose the Save As Adobe PDF button.

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    Jun 19, 2012 1:36 PM   in reply to Ignaceb

    Hello - I am having the exact same issue. I have installed all of the updates (wow, that was a bit painful) and still recevie the exact same error.

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