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Acrobat 8 Professional - Autocad - Adobe PDF options

Jan 18, 2008 4:05 AM

I have Windows XP Pro 2002 SP2, Autocad 2008 and Acrobat 8 Professional Trial version.
when I am in Autocad and do a print to adobe pdf, I am always prompted for the filename and folder where the pdf file will be saved. the filename which is proposed always has the original dwg filename and also the layout name. the proposed folder is always the same as that of the previous pdf saved.

I have 2 questions about this:
1 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so as to permanently propose only to save with the dwg filename?
2 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so that the saving folder is the same as that of the dwg file?

Thanks,
A.Briand
 
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    Jan 18, 2008 4:28 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    >1 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so as to permanently propose only to save with the dwg filename?

    In Printer Setup you can choose "Adobe PDF output folder". The default
    is prompting.

    As with all other printer setup changes
    * Changes made from the application last only in that application
    until you quit
    * Changes made in the Printers Control Panel are permanent and affect
    printing from ALL applications.

    >2 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so that the saving folder is the same as that of the dwg file?

    No, it doesn't know at this stage. You'd need a PDFMaker.

    It seems very unlikely AutoCAD 2008 would have a working PDFMaker
    though - check the compatibility list.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Jan 18, 2008 7:54 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    >t seems very unlikely AutoCAD 2008 would have a working PDFMaker
    though

    it doesn't
     
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    Jan 18, 2008 8:16 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    Ok... where is this compatibility list? I poked around and found

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/pdfs/acrobat8_matrix.pdf

    But that is not a compatibility list... anyone got a link?
     
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    Jan 18, 2008 8:34 AM   in reply to John T Smith
    I haven't found a list, but I've found a folder c:\program
    files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\PDFMaker\AutoCAD.

    Lots there, nothing for 2008.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Jan 18, 2008 8:35 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=333504
     
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    Jan 18, 2008 8:58 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    Thanks... I had searched in the knowledgebase for "compatibility" and didn't find anything that looked like a program list... looks like I should have searched for "compatible" instead
     
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    Feb 11, 2008 9:22 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    Appload the PDFMACad.arx file from Acrobat 8.1.2 (current version of Acrobat CS3) from c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8\PDFMaker\AutoCAD\2007. Place it in your startup suite in the appload menu for automatic loading in the future.

    It works for the most part, although text for attributed blocks seems to disappear. Any word on that fix wins a prize!
     
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    Mar 11, 2008 12:55 PM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    spectraflash, you're a genius!!!!

    i (just wish you'd made your post a week earlier when we were struggling)
     
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    Mar 14, 2008 7:42 PM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    Thanks, but I'm no genius... Jack of many things (Adobe CS3, AutoCAD, 3D, colorimetry, photography) but master of none!
     
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    Jul 18, 2008 6:34 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    Spectraflash...I'm trying to load the pdfmaker (adobe pro-8) tool bar in AutoCAD lt-08 I've tried to load them by adding pdfmaker.arx into my cui menus, is this what you're referring to as "start up suite"? I've tried every twist or turn I can think of to get them to load and be displayed but to no satisfaction. I would like to be able to plot to adobe with layers and several layout pages at once, very time consuming if I have to do each layout one at at time. Maybe (and I sure I am) missing something small, but if I have to call my IT department one more time to try and resolve this...well I would rather poke myself in the eye with a rusty screwdriver! They can't grasp the idea of "layers" and I'm to tired to go through it one more time. Anyway you can restate your comments above?
     
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    Jul 18, 2008 6:42 AM   in reply to (Steven_Hyde)
    Do you have any documentation saying that it should work with AutoCAD
    LT 2008? Seems doubtful, as noted above.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Jul 18, 2008 8:50 AM   in reply to (antoine_briand)
    I guess I don't understand why I would need 3D in order for pdfmaker to be "campatable" with autocad.. But I guess that's what the docs read. I'll go back to trying to get everyone to use DWF's and bag the whole idea of adobe then. Thanks for the input.
     
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