Printing to Adobe PDF in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by AuxCox, Feb 19, 2007.

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    AuxCox Guest

    I have Adobe Professional v7.0 on my pc.
    In Windows XP, to print a web page to a PDF file I would simply select Adobe
    PDF as the printer. In Windows Vista when I attempt to do the same thing it
    tells me that for security, it will print the page to a temporary folder.
    When I go to that temporary folder, there is no PDF document. How can I get
    Windows Vista to print the web page to the folder of my choice?
     
    AuxCox, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. I have the same problem here. After thinking about it a bit, my guess is
    that it's a problem with permissions (or, more specifically, the integrity
    level of a folder). I believe everything coming from the browser is given
    the lowest permission level to keep malware from executing. So, add-ins
    can't write to a normal directory. I haven't tried it yet, but it might be
    possible to do some kind of ICACLS on a folder to set its integrity level
    low enough for IE to print to it. Again, this is just a guess and I haven't
    tried it yet, but something like the following might work:

    - Open a Command Prompt as Administrator (right-click Command Prompt and
    click Run As Administrator)
    - Browse to the folder that will contain web-printed pages
    - Type: "ICACLS <folder name> /setintegritylevel (CI)(OI)Low"

    If anyone knows enough about this to confirm or deny its applicability,
    please let me know.
     
    David A. Lessnau, Feb 19, 2007
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    bjr Guest

    Dave - Foxit works just fine here (Ultimate X64 and Premium X86) for PDF
    prints. I gave up on Adobe long ago - too much of a resource hog.
    BJ
     
    bjr, Feb 19, 2007
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  4. I'll keep Foxit in mind if I ever replace this Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 for my
    scanning solution. But, since I currently need that scanning ability
    (specifically, the OCR scan to PDF), I really don't want to mess with
    dueling PDF printers. Once Acrobat's gone, though, that's a horse of a
    different color. The wife is using PrimoPDF on her XP machine. So, I'll
    probably end up trying that on Vista, too.

    This also goes back to an earlier post I made here about Office 2007's "Save
    As PDF" download. Since I've got that installed, I'd have thought IE7's
    "Save As" dialog would now include a PDF option (just like Office's Document
    Scanning ought to (but doesn't)). But, it doesn't. It would have been nice
    if Microsoft had implemented that utility as a Service or Device Driver
    (usable by everything installed on the computer) instead of just as an
    add-in for specific programs.




     
    David A. Lessnau, Feb 19, 2007
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  5. Just to let you know, I tried using ICACLS as in my previous post. It
    doesn't work. Same problem.

    bjr's suggestion of using another PDF printing program knocked a few
    neuron's loose in my brain and I tried a different *browser*. There's no
    problem printing a web page to a PDF in Firefox. So, as a work-around, try
    an alternate browser of some sort. Here's the link to Firefox:

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
     
    David A. Lessnau, Feb 19, 2007
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    Donald Mills Guest

    As a thought, I use Adobe v8 on Vista Ultimate x86. The add-in button that
    can go on the tool bar works great every time. I've noticed also that trying
    to print to a printer for PDF is hinky at times. So I always use the little
    PDF button that was installed when Adobe v8 loaded and when printing a web
    page.

    Don't know if that helps any but maybe...
     
    Donald Mills, Feb 19, 2007
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    mongoose

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    you might try right clicking on the page and selecting "convert to Adobe PDF"
     
    mongoose, Nov 27, 2010
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