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Can no longer "print to pdf" print diaglog box no working correctly

Explorer ,
Mar 20, 2024 Mar 20, 2024

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In the last 30 minutes, all of a sudden I cannot to print to pdf.  The print diaglog box is not working correctly.  I have a saved preset for doing so, when I click on the named preset it jumps back to custom.  I cannot recreate the preset as it requires the media size to be set as custom, but custom is now grayed out.

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Explorer , Mar 22, 2024 Mar 22, 2024

Well, it turns out that Adobe PDF was no longer in my printer list.  Who knows why, but problem solved.

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Mar 20, 2024 Mar 20, 2024

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Does Save As PDF work?

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Mar 20, 2024 Mar 20, 2024

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Yes, (as does "save as copy"), but that's not what I want to do.  Everything we create has an .ai file and then a .pdf for printing puposes.  Using save as, creates a problem as it then opens the .pdf in illustrator and too easy to make a correction in the pdf file instead of the native file.  save as a copy is great if it only wouldn't add the word copy to the file.  And I tried other files, it's not just the one in particular I was working on.

 

I just want it to work the way it has always worked.  It worked 4 or 5 times earlier today. Either something broke or I hit something somewhere to cause the problem but imagine what it might have been.!

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Mar 20, 2024 Mar 20, 2024

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I don't know why it stopped working, I have not printed to PDF for ages.

It is easy to set up a PDF preset that does not include Illustrator editing capabilities and opens (or does not) in Acrobat.

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Mar 22, 2024 Mar 22, 2024

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Well, it turns out that Adobe PDF was no longer in my printer list.  Who knows why, but problem solved.

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Mar 24, 2024 Mar 24, 2024

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Can I ask how you fixed it?  We are trying to covet to pdf a1 size from magnet and now doesn't work..

 

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Mar 25, 2024 Mar 25, 2024

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These are the instructions I used:  https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/add-pdf-printer-manually.html 

 

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