At which point in the startup process does it stop?
You might try:
- checking fonts
- checking the printer connection, driver and printer
It never stops.
Also, in terms of "checking fonts," what do you suggest in that?
Additionally, I have no printer/printer driver.
For AI to work properly, you will need to have a default printer designated for your system (even if it is a virtual printer).
weird..it's never before been an issue...I don't even own a printer...what's the way to get a virtual printer installed?
Do you have Acrobat? If so, install it. It will provide you with a virtual printer (i.e., not a physical printer). Any other PDF printing software, even a free one, will do the same.
Else just install a print driver. Preferably one which is postscript.
In either case, being it is the only print driver on the system, it should become the default printer.
Acrobat is already installed...shouldn't it already be in place, in whatever sense Illustrator needs?
nothing appears in the default printer pulldown in system prefs.
I am using Windows OS. In Windows, one can select a printer, virtual or otherwise, and make it the default printer. Seeing how I have never not had a physical printer, nor a Mac, I am out of ideas if Acrobat cannot be made to be the default printer.
Take care, Mike