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Free PDF creator for X64?

Posted on 2008-06-17
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I am using PDF creator from http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator
we wish to use it for x64 windows but can not find a way to get it to work! somehow our previous network admin seems to have got it right because it seems to work on one of the machines where it is installed, but now that i do it myself it won't install, so i really don't know what he did.

IS there any way to get this free pdf creator to work on x64? or any other good, free x64 pdf creator (that will work that create special file extensions... for drawing, autocad and graphisoft and 3dsmax)

Please advice, please do not advice primopdf, cause it won't work with the extensions we need.

thanks a lot in advance
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by:tribeca2007
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Have you tried PDF995?

http://www.pdf995.com/suite.html

If you get the free version you have to put up with some adverts but it is a good pdf creator.
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by:ike_it
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well i can't really install one with adverts on a network computer, thanks anyway...
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by:Johnjces
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Have you contacted the group, forum or author of pdfcreator? I believe that they are responsive and it is still a very good and active project.

Also, from their forum on this subject on XP 64 bit...

"Use the exe setup instead the msi package. "

Might work!

John
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by:ike_it
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I have posted a question on their site, and someone replied saying that it works with x64.... so i'm surprised i can't get it to work. last time i tried i had a message like ''error code 5'' or something during the installation.

i will try again today and come back with more information, if it really is supposed to work with X64, then i guess the mistake/error is elsewhere, there must be another reason for which i am unable to install it...
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by:ike_it
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I tried installing the creator on an x32 machine, and i get the same error i got last week on the x64, i paste the error here... if anyone has any idea about what might be wrong? Seems like an error 5, something seems to be preventing the installation, but i don't know what... i'll continue my investigation on my side, but if anyone has any ideas... they are welcome, many thanks

Printerdrivers (Windows x64) [0]:

Printerdrivers (Windows IA64) [0]:

Printerdrivers (Windows NT Alpha_AXP) [0]:

Printers [1]:
 Amyuni PDF Converter

Printerdriver-Directory (Environment: Windows 4.0):
 Result: Success = C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\WIN40

Printerdriver-Directory (Environment: Windows NT x86):
 Result: Success = C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86

InstallMonitor:
 Monitorname : PDFCreator
 Environment : Windows NT x86
 Result: Error 5 = Access is denied

Install printerport:
 Portname : PDFCreator:
 Result: Success

Install printerdriver for Win2kXP2k3 (32bit):
 Drivername : PDFCreator
 Environment : Windows NT x86
 Result: Error 5 = Access is denied

InstallPrinter:
 Printername: PDFCreator
 Drivername : PDFCreator
 Portname   : PDFCreator:
 Result: Error 5 = Access is denied

Printerstatus after installing:
Spooler service: is running
Printermonitors [2]:
 Standard TCP/IP Port
 Local Port


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the solution was simple, i solved myself, the error 5 was due to admin rights... anyway thanks to all.
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