When plotting to PDF from autoCAD 2008 the printer port show LPT1 and nothing prints

When plotting from AutoCAD 2008 to PDF, nothing prints and I get no Pop up to give the PDF a file name? I have Adobe 8 Std. when I check the PDF printer settings it shows the Port as LPT1? The OS is win7.
need to figure out how to resolve this.

Thank you.
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silverkornConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The PDF printer should not be configured to LPT1 but to a defined Adobe PDF Port Monitor.

Go to the printer and right click and select 'Printer properties"
in the printer properties window click on the ports tab
scroll through the list of printer ports and see if there is one with the description of "Adobe PDF"
if there is none then click the "Add Port..." button
in the printer ports window select the "Adobe PDF Port Monitor" and click the "New Port" button
you then need to select a folder to place the PDF you will create (ie. my documents, or desktop)
once you have finished this you should now see a new port in the window listed as the folder you selected \*.pdf (ie: desktop\*.pdf)
make sure this port is checked and click the OK button

now trying printing to this PDF printer again
Davis McCarnConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
Apparently, many Windows 7 users found that the Adobe PDF Printer port was not even created during install.
If that is the case, follow  silverkorn's instructions; but choose add on the port tab and navigate to the Adobe folder to add the port.  Mine is in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF
dhsindyRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
Lpt1 is a local port.  If your printing to a network printer configure it in settings.  You may have to get your admin to install the driver.
MereteConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If it helps here's a youtube video
This video shows you how to install the PDF driver.
Adding a PDF Printer to AutoCAD
Thank you mspencer100
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