install Acrobat PDF Printer (Acrobat XI) to 64-bit Windows 8.1 system

Please advise me as to how I manually install the Acrobat XI PDF Printer to my Sony Vaio Flip 13A. This is a 64-bit machine running Windows 8.1 OS.


Ms Susan K Sudman


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Please note that the Adobe PDF Printer functionality to create PDF files is only available with Adobe Acrobat (paid version), and not with Adobe Reader (free version).

Solution 1

Repair the Acrobat installation using the option in the Help menu.

Solution 2

Uninstall and then re-install Acrobat on your Windows OS.

Solution 3

Manually install the PDF Printer

  • Click Start > Control Panel > Devices and Printers
  • Select Add a printer
  • Select Add a local printer
  • Check Use an existing port and select Documents\*.pdf (Adobe PDF) from the drop down. Click Next
  • Click the Have Disk… button
  • Click the Browse… button
  • Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF
  • Select AdobePDF.inf from the list, then click the OK button
  • You will see many Adobe PDF Converters in the list, however count six down from the top and click Next (you may need to try this numerous times to find the correct Converter from the list that works with your version of Windows)
  • Name your printer, e.g. Adobe PDF
  • Follow the rest of the prompts and your PDF printer should now be installed correctly

If you are later prompted for the ADPDF9.PPD file, it can be found in the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF\<OS version> folders.


By Margaux Recaforte   

Susan,

The Adobe PDF virtual printer is only available with the install of Acrobat.

Purchase Acrobat XI (Standard or Pro) and install.

This will provide you with the Adobe PDF virtual printer.

Be well...


David Austin   


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