8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2009 10:03 AM by alexhog RSS

    Can't change default setting in Acrobat

      When I try to change the Acrobat PDF Settings it always reverts back to the Deafult Setting "Standard". For example, I need to set the CMYK color profile to FOGRA 39 and then create the PDF. I've tried to hit OK and create PDF and I've also tried to save the settings... but it does not work. When I Save As I end up saving a file containing my settings but it does not show up as an option in the scroll bar under Adobe PDF Document Properties. Also clicking on it does nothing.

      To put it simply: What must I do to create a PDF document from Word using the settings that I want, eg. my own settings for page size, color profile, etc.

      Operating system: Windows Vista SP1 32 bit
      Acrobat Standard vr 8.1.3
      Office 2007

      Thank you.
        • 1. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
          Community Member
          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.
          • 2. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
            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.
            • 3. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
              Community Member
              Hi Casey

              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...
              • 4. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
                Bill@VT MVP
                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.
                • 5. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
                  Community Member
                  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).
                  • 6. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
                    Bill@VT MVP
                    Not sure. It always has worked for me. Bill
                    • 7. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
                      LoriAUC Community Member
                      >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
                      • 8. Re: Can't change default setting in Acrobat
                        alexhog

                         

                        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 .

                        Solution

                        1)     1) Execute Regedit

                        2)     2) Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\PDF Settings.

                          3    3) Change value from

                        4

                        C:\Users\[Administrator]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings\ 

                        to

                        C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings\


                        4)      4) Copy templates from


                        C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Settings

                        To

                        C:\Users\i030915\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings


                        5) That's it