re missing pdf printer in CS4, try running the adobe support advisor tool on the installation logs of CS4 and see if anything comes up.
More info on this tool and where to get it:
one thing to ensure is to have WIn XP most recent Service Pack installed, (SP3)
Any of you have InTuit® Quick Books installed?
That program harnesses the Print Spooler and won't allow the PDF printer to install.
Do this even if you don't...
Go to Start > Run and type services.msc and click "OK"
Scroll down to "Print Spooler"
Right click and choose "Properties"
Now click on the "Dependencies" Tab
The only thing there should be "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
If there are any other items listed - remove them
Go back to the "General" Tab and make sure the "Startup Type" is set to "Automatic" and that the service is "Started" - Reboot
Now Repair Acrobat® - reboot if prompted to, then check your Printers folder. Is the PDF Printer listed?
I run the Support advisor toot, it said:
"The module found no solutions to report for the selected log file.
If you continue to have difficulties with the application,
please contact Adobe Support: http://www.adobe.com/support
System Information :
Operating System = Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Locale = cs"
When I wanted to close the Support tool, it said:
"Creative Suite Product Install Inspector has identified an issue that needs attention.
An issue report has been generated.
Adobe will use this issue report to help address this issue in the future."
I checked it, and only RPC is listed. BTW I noticed, that now I am receiving worse PDF outputs from some settings like "High quality print" (from InDesign). Vectors are ugly and has edges. However, exporting to 2001x/1a is good. I am very disappointed :(
Exactly the same just happened to me after upgrade to Acrobat Pro 9.1
in CS4 Design Standard
on XP Pro 32 sp2
This removal is even listed in the system event view as:
"Printer Adobe PDF is pending deletion"
and after a reboot:
"Printer Adobe PDF was deleted."
I opened a call with Support but no news yet.
I tried the Repair action under the Acrobat Help menu and get the windows error:
Error 2711: The specified Feature name ("UpdateFiles") not found in Feature table.
I really hope this is bug in 9.1 upgrade process.
Adobe pointed me to this document
However I fixed my case by:
1- uninstalling the version 9.1
2- installing version 9.0 again
at this point the PDF printer was back
3- trying the 9.1 upgrade again
and this time the PDF printer remained.
Hey JRCZ, Yes, you can call Adobe's Acrobat® Technical support (which I used to work for) and get free support for the current version. Did you try doing what is listed above?
I haven't worked for them since Acrobat 7.0 was the current version so I have really no idea what could be causing your problem. Do you have any other printers installed. You may try uninstalling all of them, reboot and then repairing Acrobat® and see if that installs the Adobe® PDF Printer. Good luck...
Hi J.R. Sanford,
yes I tried. I have only one printer installed, my personal Canon Pixma. And microsoft One Note printer. I check some help on some blog, to create the printer manualy. It used to select acrobat.exe or something, but it crashed on that the system could't find some files.
I can try install the CS4 on another computer, but what happen with the licence?
I have the same problem and I solved it by manually installing the Adobe PDF printer using the instructions found here. My guess is that one of the system file is missing (pscript.hlp in my case) so the printer failed to install during setup.
Incidentally, you can use the same technique to install multiple copies of the Adobe PDF printer in the same system (each under a different names). Ideal if you want different default settings for each printer.
Hope it helps.