It has nothing to do with it being a trial. The trial is fully functional.
We'll need a few details in order to help you figure out the issue.
Coudl you provide some details about your computer, OS, printer, and any error messages that you see.
FYI: I have used ID CS5.5 in past from same computer and printer
printer-HP Officejet 6500
OS: Windows XP Professional; Service Pack 3
computer: Dell laptop Intell Core
I do not get an error message but the print job never goes to printer
Also, can Indesign be exported for PDF to creator other than Adobe Acrobat? How?
HP printers probably have the worst record for working well with ID of any brand. It wouldn't surprise me, either if the printer stops working in CS6, but continues to function in CS5.
Just to be sure it isn't a corrupt printer instance, though, you should probably delete and reinstall the printer in Windows to check.
Not sure what you mean by export to another creator. ID has an internal PDF library that it uses to export PDF. No other software is required.
I do not have Adobe Acrobat so I am not able to PDF my document and cannot access a trial Adobe Acrobat. Is there another way to PDF?
File > Export > Adobe PDF (print) or Adobe PDF (interactive)
Use File>Export>PDF from the File menu in InDesign to create a PDF. You can also download a free copy of Adobe Reader to use to print the PDF.
I have tried this repeatedly and it does not work. Any other ideas? Can I remove and re-download trial ID?
My printer works for all other programs. Could it be that it only doesn't work with ID?
Are you saying ID will not export a PDF?
Perhaps you are not giving it sufficient time. Export to PDF is a Background Task which means that it happens inthe background while you continue to work. If you try to view the PDF before the export is complete it will fail. There is a somewhat hard to see indicator in the menu bar of scrolling horizontal lines that is active during the export process, but the easy way to tell the PDF is ready is to check the box to View PDF After Exporting inthe export dialog.
And yes, there are printers that work fine in most programs but don't get along well with ID. These tend to be printers that use proprietary Postscript emulations rather than Genuine Adobe Postscript.