Ok, I'm looking to figure out a problem I'm having when printing a document as a PDF (In Windows 10 64 bit). Or rather printing more than one, because after the first pdf is created, a Creating Acrobat Document window will appear on the desktop (Behind everything, but there's an acrobat logo in the taskbar to reveal it), and any attempt to print a second PDF will fail unless I first go into the Task Manager and shut down AcroTray, which has jumped from background processes where it was while printing the pdf to Apps. As long as I keep shutting down the Acrotray instances in the task manager I can keep printing multiple PDF's, but it's a serious pain to work with. I'm using InDesign CC (The current version) and AcrobatDC, and it's installed on Window 10 64 bit. Oh and the problem also shows up when I print to PDF from other programs like Word.
Any thoughts on what could be the source of this issue, and any possible fix's.
Just found this 4-yr old post. Have had same problem for past year using Acrobat 9.5 on Windows 7 x64 Pro. Stumbled on the solution on my own: using a task manager to close/terminate acrotray.exe after each instance of Printing to Adobe PDF, whether from MSWord, Excel or a browser.
This problem appeared suddenly sometime in early 2020 (?) for no apparent reason. I'm somewhat suspicious that it might actually be caused by some change during a Windows Update whereby an end-process flag is being ignored.
Updating with more details, in case anyone ever returns to review this matter --
It is nearly impossible to print a PDF from MS Excel 2013; might work 1-in-15+. Even killing acrotray.exe does not help reliably.
Acrobat windows may disappear when Closed but Task Manager shows that a ghost Acrobat.exe process remains running which can only be removed by using Task Manager to force "Terminate". Work sessions may show no visible Acrobat windows while Task Manager shows as many as ten Acrobat.exe processes running.