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Adobe PDF Converter driver version

Explorer ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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Hello

 

Adobe PDF printers use the Adobe PDF Converter drivers. I am using 3 different machines to print PDFs and all of them have different versions of the driver which causes the pdf printing times to be very different although i am using the same job options profile.  

 

1. How can i check which version of the driver does my printer have? The only place i found any info on a version is from Printer Hardware properties > Details > Driver version/date but i am not sure if this is the correct location. On 2 of the machines there is also a version marked in the name of the Adobe pdf converter driver when installing a new printer. Also  there is no way to see which driver i have installed currently( or i just can't find it?)

 

2. Is it possible to install the same Adobe PDF converter drivers on all 3 machines? I have tried reinstalling acrobat but it still installs different versions for each pc. I have not found a way transfer the drivers from one pc to another. 

 

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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The Adobe PDF driver is a PostScript driver with a custom output port. The PostScript driver itself is not made or installed by Adobe, it is a standard part of Windows. 

The conversion to PDF is later done using Acrobat Distiller, installed as a part of Acrobat. Different job options can affect performance. Distiller itself has changed little in 20 years. 

NB Acrobat (and hence Distiller and hence the Adobe PDF printer) is only licensed for personal use, is is not for server use, and is only expected to be used in an interactive session. 

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Explorer ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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If i understand correctly, the driver in the picture attached is provided by windows? Is there a way to find this driver via windows then?

 

 

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Explorer ,
Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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Still facing this issue. 2 PC-s with different Adobe PDF converter drivers print PDFs with marginal time difference. I have not found a way to get the same windows drivers on both PCs. 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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The actual printer driver is supplied by Microsoft. You can check versions of the (many) DLLs and driver modules by printing a test page.  I don't know why you care about the version, but it is absolutely wrong to try copying Windows driver files between systems; Windows is designed to prevent this sort of thing, and to silently undo any changes forced through somehow.

 

Adobe provides the modules which implement the Adobe PDF port.

 

You seem to be making a huge leap: you have a problem; you find a difference; you are convinced the difference is to blame for the problem. Well, you're stuck with the versions, I suggest you look deeper into the issue you are actually trying to solve.

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