I'd like to add the following to my post above. When I go to Adobe Help Viewer and read "Customize Adobe PDF Settings" this does not help at all. The problem is that although the custom file is saved with the .joboptions extension in the same location as the default preset files I can't select my customized file via the drop-down menue inside Acrobat. It does not show up.
I've tried to open the word document directly from Acrobat instead of simply chosing "print" in Word. Is that what you mean by "manually doing it in the Adobe PDF Printer itself".
However, when I try this I get the following message:
"Missing PDF Maker files. Do you want to run the installer in repair mode?"
After saying yes to this and trying again after install - I still get the same message.
I have spoken to Adobe support and all they do is refer me to this forum!!! Very frustrating...
Try making the changes in Distiller. Then set the default setting file and paper options in your printer settings (in the START>Printers menu, not in the application). Any changes made to the printer in the application will only hold for that application run. I think the only way to change the settings file is in Distiller itself, but I am not sure.
Bill, the problem is they're not changing/holding in the application anymore. If I change it in quark, press OK, then re-open the same dialog it will have already reverted. It doesn't do this on my machine where indesign isn't installed, but it does on the other two - with the same version of quark, and acrobat (8.1.3).
>We're having this problem as well on 2 machines with InDesign installed. On my machine, without InDesign installed this is not an issue. We're trying to Print to a PDF out of Quark and cannot change the "Default PDF Settings" without manually doing it in the Adobe PDF Printer itself. >
If you have InDesign on your system, some of the PDF settings are not available until you move from the Extras folder (where they are installed by default) to the Settings folder. Typically, the Extras and Settings folders are found in (Windows Vista) ProgramData\Adobe\AdobePDF, (Windows XP) Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe PDF
I had the same problem on Vista and Acrobat 8. The problem caused probably be wrong installation. Acrobat tries to look for templates in a wrong directory. That’s why you can’t add any new template and change current .
1) 1) Execute Regedit
2) 2) Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\PDF Settings.
3 3) Change value from
C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings\
4) 4) Copy templates from
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Settings
5) That's it