As of yesterday, Illustrator CS6 has been hanging/going straight to beachball land (OS X) upon launching, either by launching the program itself or by attempting to open Illustrator files.
I tossed the Illustrator prefs, but this made no improvement.
I can think of no event that might explain this...I'm thinking my only/next step is to re-install Illustrator, unless someone else has an idea about solving this more quickly.
Thank you for any ideas!
Do you have Acrobat? If so, install it. It will provide you with a virtual printer (i.e., not a physical printer). Any other PDF printing software, even a free one, will do the same.
Else just install a print driver. Preferably one which is postscript.
In either case, being it is the only print driver on the system, it should become the default printer.
I am using Windows OS. In Windows, one can select a printer, virtual or otherwise, and make it the default printer. Seeing how I have never not had a physical printer, nor a Mac, I am out of ideas if Acrobat cannot be made to be the default printer.
Take care, Mike