Acrobat 8 PDF Printer missing PDF printer port

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi All
I am having trouble with a few machine running acrobat 8 on win XP the PDF printer loses the PDF port and set itself to LTP1 and am unable to reinstall the PDF port even I uninstall/install of acrobat does not fix the problem

any help would be appreciated

Question by:DClayden
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    by:James Murrell
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    I have tried this fix but no luck any other ideas?
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    by:James Murrell
    update  to 8.1.2
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    am up to date version is 8.1.3 still no joy
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    have you tried

    Open Control Panel, select Printers
     Click Add a Printer
     Click Add a local printer
     Select Use an existing port (should be preselected), change the port to Desktop \*.pdf (Adobe PDF Port), click Next
     On the next page, click Have Disk&
     Click Browse and browse to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF (or wherever you have Acrobat installed), click OK.
     It should now show a series of Adobe PDF Converter entries. Select the first one and click Next
     Change the printer name if desired, uncheck the box to use it as a default printer, click Next
     Do not print a test page, click Finish
     Find your new printer in Printers. Right click on it and select Properties, Advanced
     Click Print directly to the printer, click OK

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