Is it possible to create more than one Adobe Acrobat 9 printer within Windows 7

Is it possible to create more than one Adobe Acrobat 9 printer within Windows 7 32-bit OS?

I have a user who would like to have more than one Adobe Acrobat 9 printer so that each Adobe Acrobat 9 printer can have different printing presences (such as landscape or portrait, paper size, etc.)

This way he won't have to make all of these changes every time that he prints to Adobe Acrobat. He will simply select the particular printer from the list of printers that he wants to print to.

How can this be done?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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I'm not sure whether or not that is possible, but as a potential alternative you could install the CutePDF freeware and create a second virtual PDF printer:
Hmm, not sure if multiple PDF drivers is such a great idea in theory, have you tried this Run5k?

For multiple print configuration you could simply setup new Distiller job options for each of the formats you need (size, quality etc.) and then you have the same features, just instead of selecting a different Adobe printer you keep the same but select 'properties' instead and specify the job options in the 'Default settings'  that you need.


Needless to say, I am not nearly as experienced with Acrobat configuration as you are, so if you don't think it's a good idea I will defer to your better judgment.

Just FYI, yes, we have tried this rather extensively.  One of our smaller domains has 145 Windows 7 workstations, and all of them have CutePDF 2.8 installed.  About a dozen of those machines also have Adobe Acrobat Standard 9.x installed to provide the end-user with additional PDF editting capabilities.  This environment has been in place for about 18 months, and we have yet to hear about any type of problem or complaint pertaining to problems with two virtual PDF printers on those computers.
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Thanks Run5k, that is good information. I have not tried this only remember from long ago about users having issues with multiple PDF driver instances. It seems to makes sense to plug that hole and it is good to know they have done so.

IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Actually this is a very easy process. Another one of my tech support associates just showed me how to do this today by simply going in through the Add Printer wizard and creating a new printer that uses the Adobe Acrobat port and all of the other necessary settings can then be customized at this point.

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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
My solution is the only one that describes exactly how to do this. I wasn't sure how to do this until someone else finally showed me.
I am not going to object and glad you found the solution for you but you could award some assist points to Run5k as his answer points into the same direction albeit with a different PDF driver.

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