I am having the same problem. I have Vista Ultimate x64, Acrobat 9, CS3, Lightroom.
No problems printing with any other programs on the same printer. (HP 2840, on the network, and using Windows PS driver)
No matter how small the file, it takes for ever for the pages to come out.
Sometimes it speeds up after the first one, sometimes it doesn't.
Printing Slow with Adobe
This has nothing to do with your sysem, and everything to do with Adobe File Versions
1. What version of Adobe are you running, eg Adobe 8 or 9
2. What version is the original FILE e.g. a version older than your current version will print slower
3. Open the file, and choose save as, then choose the version of Adobe you are currently using ( save as Adobe 8 when your running Version 8 )
4. Open the NEW Version 8 file which is now equal to your current version of Adobe
5. Print this NEW file
6. Results should show a much faster print job when the File Version matches your Adobe Version
... hopefully a hotfix will be sent out soon for this
TKO-USA ( a technical nockout, in the USA )
When same version and still slow ...
Solution 1: Print the file using a PostScript printer driver
Solution 2: Print using Print as Image option in Advanced Print setup.
Solution 3: Change the Print Optimizations setting to "Disabled
Acrobat uses different printing routines based on the type of printer driver your system uses. When you use the PCL printer driver, the spool file sent to the printer is larger than it should be. When you print using the PostScript printer, you will not encounter this problem.
Tom Knutson - aka TKO-USA
Have the same problem with Adobe Reader 9.1 and Vista Home Premium x86 and Home Basic x86, Brother MFC-440cn network printer.
When I start to print any PDF it takes ages to start printing and CPU goes almost 100% for more then 1/2 hour!!
Setting to print as image in the Advanced options in Adobe Reader's printing settings solves the problem: it takes a few seconds and CPU % is acceptable too.
The system Registry could have gone awry
,DAT is fairly stable, however, I have seen it go awry every now and again ( in about 1 out of 150 pcs give or take )
The simplest / fastest solution is to save the user data and rebuild the PC
However you can rebuild the user's .DAT file via : START, RUN, CMD, REGEDIT
There are some good articles on this subject online if your a nuts and bolts type of person who likes to take things apart and try to figure out how they really work, then tweeking the registry may be for you ... personally I have better things to do with my time.
TKO - USA, Tom Knutson
I'm running Vista64 with Acrobat 9.1 Pro Extended - not only printing is slow, but EVERYTHING is slow
especially when loading larger PDF's. For example when you get to 5MB and larger it can take
a very long time to load (minutes++) - it might even appear to NEVER LOAD. Don't even try larger pdf/books
say 15-25-50MB - they will just never even load - at least I've never left my computer on long enough to see.
Who knowns maybe after 10 or 20 hours it might finally load.
I have the same problem.
Windows Vista 64 bit.
Adobe Acrobat Standard Version 9.1.3
Printing on Ricoh Aficio MP C2500 using driver PCL 6, also tried the older and other driver versions.
It takes abotu 1 or 2 minutes to print. I have submitted a question about this to support. I really need a solution to this problem. As I print hundreds of papers daily.
Where can I find a solution to this problwm. I have talked to the Ricoh people who are currently looking at the problem. My printer supply company Ikon has been no help.
I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 64bit on a Core 2 Duo, 2 Gig RAM, 250 Gig SATA, Shuttle Mini PC.
PDF's are taking forever to print to a Lexmark Laser printer on a Linksys Print Server. Other doc's ( or .odt's, I should say) or web pages from firefox print fine, but these PDF's are killing me.
I am using the standard document PDF viewer that is standard, and I think that Adobe's "Reader" solved the prob for me before, but they do not support the 64bit OS, so I am stuck with the standard PDF viewer.
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Mainly, since some PDFs take longer, it could be an issue with rastering (rasterizing?) the graphics of the PDF. You can try enabling or disabling "Print as image" to see if that helps. Also, if a text-only PDF prints quickly, that may be the whole issue. I know in older printers, this could be helped by upgrading memory, but this doesn't appear to be the problem here
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