> ... Win 7 SP1 ...
32 or 64-bit mode?
FM10 may not be considered officially supported in 64.
Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise edition of Windows? And what CPU?
If any of these, and the CPU has hardware virtualization, you might try installing XP and running FM in that.
If it's Windows Starter through Home Premium, it refuses to run XPM.
Since you have TCS, and full Acorbat Pro, you might also try printing to .ps and Distilling separately.
(1) Although FrameMaker 10 is a 32-bit application, there was no issue with it running under Windows 7 64-bit. You certainly don't need to run it under any XP mode!!!!
(2) There were any number of save as PDF bugs in FrameMaker 10 that were fixed in various updates, but typically they were associated with when one didn't check that convert CMYK to RGB option (that uses the native Windows GDI for PostScript creation).
(3) Rather than printing to File and distilling, try printing directly to the Adobe PDF PostScript printer driver instance.
Yes, on item 2, I noticed folks having issues with the check box NOT selected. Mine does seem to be just the opposite.
When I click File > Print Setup, select Adobe PDF from the Name list, and click OK, the dialog box just blinks and won't accept the printer change. Only other option is Cancel. So I went into Windows and selected Adobe PDF as my default printer and tried restarting Frame. It came up with a window stating fonts could not be found, or were not associated with the printer. Only option was OK and close.
It gets curiouser and curiouser!
I tried the print to postscript/distill method. No luck. I created the ps file in FM fine, but when I open it in Distiller, I get an error message:
%%[Error: syntaxerror; OffendingCommand: ?]%%
%%[Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored]%%
%%[Warning: PostScript error: No PDF file produced.}%%
You should use the SetPrint plugin to set your default printer within your FM session to the Adobe PDF printer instance.
From what you describe, your copy of Acrobat may be pooched. Do you know if you selected the “headless” version when you installed FM10 along with the Pro version in the TCS3 bundle? There were some instances of the installer not turning off the “headless” copy when the full copy was present. You may have to uninstall/reinstall in all again.
What FM version is reported by the About dialog?
Here's the patch page to check:
Stand-alone FM includes a different implementation of Distiller vs. the full Acrobat Pro product. If you install Acro Pro first, then FM, and don't disable certain options, it can degrade, and perhaps damage, your Acro pro (which has the full version of Distiller).
Standalone installs of FM have a version of Acrobat Distiller that doesn’t allow you to tinker much under the hood like you can with the full version of Acrobat Pro – that’s why it got the term headless applied to it – it’s sort-of magic – you just Save As or Print to PDF and it just happens; with the Pro version you get a full screen of controls and options to play with.
SetPrint works fine with Win7 64 bit with FM10 & 11 – it’s a great freebie – all your other Windows programs can be set to whatever physical printer is in use while FM thinks its default is Adobe PDF. No more messing around with your default Windows Printer settings.
FM 10 version is 10.0.2.419 as shown in Help > About.
I installed FrameMake/Acrobat as a part of Adobe Technical Communications Suite 3.0. I copied the files from the original DVD to my local C drive and installed from there. Really didn't see an option for any particular order. Thought Adobe would take care of that?
Installed SetPrint and I'm getting a message in FrameMaker Console that the printer has been changed to Adobe PDF. But still no luck when I select the Convert CMYK colors to RGB check box.
To recap, everything works fine EXCEPT when I select that check box. Seems like Adobe should be aware of this issue?
Does anyone know the best way to submit a question like this to Adobe or where to check for a possible solution? I appreciate everyone's help but I'm still stuck.