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ID CS4 gives "PDF Library failed to initialize" at export

Sep 17, 2013 2:42 AM

Tags: #cs4 #pdf #printing #indesign_cs4 #bugging

After moving to a new computer (Mac 8 GB, 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, OS X 10.8.5), my CS4 (InDesign 6.0.6) refuses to export to PDF. At export of any .indd file to PDF, I get a "PDF Library failed to initialize".


I have no problems opening files, editing files, or exporting them as JPG.


A reinstallation of CS4 from DVDs didn't help. Googling for the error message pointed me to another Forum thread, where MacKeeper was the culprit, and files couldn't even be opened. No, MacKeeper hasn't ever been even contemplated for my laptop, and yes, I can open .indd files.


As you can probably imagine, I would appreciate any help!

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    Sep 17, 2013 2:58 AM   in reply to kajarno
    1. How did you install InDesign on your new computer on the first place? Did you migrate it from the old one or did you install it from the scratch?
    2. Ih you have migrated the program and after experiencing these problems did you unistall it or only run the installer from the DVD? If problems occured, did you try Adobe's Creative Cloud Cleaner (which works as well for Creative Suite, but is the later version.)
    3. Did you check if your hardware configuration and OS is compatible to CS4?
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    Sep 17, 2013 5:21 AM   in reply to kajarno

    CS4 is unsupported under Mountain Lion. As for sad, talk to Apple who move

    forward with new operating systems with no real regard to existing


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