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TCP15 Printing to PDF
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* September 20, 2015, 11:31:33 AM
Seems to be the day for PDF issues.  In my case with the attached drawing, I have been printing to PDF many, many times.  I have Acrobat 8.0 for doing the printing.  Today, I added a test drawing.  I can print it from model space or paper space to the laser printer just fine.  If I try printing either to PDF, there is a clunking noise ... not something one expects from a computer ... a little dialog box opens saying that it is printing the drawing, Acrobat opens, and that's it.  It just hangs and I have to kill the job and start again.  If I kill the program and look at details, it says:

Description:
  A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   AppHangXProcB1
  Application Name:   Tcw15.exe
  Application Version:   15.0.24.5
  Application Timestamp:   47cdcfcf
  Hang Signature:   8f14
  Hang Type:   128
  Waiting on Application Name:   splwow64.exe
  Waiting on Application Version:   0.0.0.0
  OS Version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
  Locale ID:   1033
  Additional Hang Signature 1:   8f14a08a6f7da667638afdb86f06c6ea
  Additional Hang Signature 2:   6eab
  Additional Hang Signature 3:   6eab6d278a85e2550bcf5ace7f3d3d8f
  Additional Hang Signature 4:   8f14
  Additional Hang Signature 5:   8f14a08a6f7da667638afdb86f06c6ea
  Additional Hang Signature 6:   6eab
  Additional Hang Signature 7:   6eab6d278a85e2550bcf5ace7f3d3d8f


Any Clue?

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Thomas Mercer-Hursh, TC Pro 15


* September 20, 2015, 12:56:05 PM
#1
Well, I looked at upgrading my Acrobat Pro from version 8 and it looks very expensive plus a very strong push to the subscription model.   So, I decided to try CutePDF.  Installed that and it prints.  Moreover, with Acrobat, I was getting a visible box on the viewport, regardless that I unchecked that and it printed to the laser without a box, but with CutePDF I get no box.

The one negative is that it doesn't automatically open, since I often want to print a sample, but that is minor.

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Thomas Mercer-Hursh, TC Pro 15


September 20, 2015, 01:17:53 PM
#2
What doesn't automatically open?

When I print, I get a file requester so that I can adjust the default name (usually the source file's name without the suffix).  Is that what you're talking about?


Jeff


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* September 20, 2015, 01:37:47 PM
#3
No, I get that.  But with Acrobat, it would create the file and then open Acrobat on the file.  This allows one to verify that one got what one intended and, if desired, print a paper copy.  With the current project, giving my wife a paper copy which we can discuss facilitates interaction, but she needs a PDF to send to her father.  But, since I typically have a copy of Explorer open on the target directory anyway, a quick click gives me the open file.  So, the big miss may actually just a signal that it is done.

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Thomas Mercer-Hursh, TC Pro 15


* September 20, 2015, 02:18:40 PM
#4
Well, I looked at upgrading my Acrobat Pro from version 8 and it looks very expensive plus a very strong push to the subscription model.   So, I decided to try CutePDF.  Installed that and it .
Tamhas

Have a look a Bluebeam Revu, there is a fully functional 30 day free trial and it's a lot less expensive than Acrobat.

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DonCW
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September 20, 2015, 02:52:32 PM
#5
No, I get that.  But with Acrobat, it would create the file and then open Acrobat on the file.

CutePDF is a printer driver, not a PDF Editor (as is Acrobat).

When you print to it, a File Requester will pop up.  The default folder will be the last folder you printed to, or the original default (I don't remember what that is).

Change the folder to a desired default (I use "My Documents") and leave Windows Explorer, or whichever file listing program you use, pointed at it, with the most recent files listed at the top.

That way, regardless of the file name you choose (or accept), you can easily double-click on it and see what it looks like.


Jeff


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* September 21, 2015, 09:59:24 PM
#6
If you use PrimoPDF (its a virtual printer, like CutePDF, also free) it has an option to invoke a program (such as Acrobat Reader) after creating the PDF. You can then print the new PDF in the usual way.
I believe that's what you want.
I use it all the time.

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Gary Wooding
Win10 64-bit,
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TCC 3.5


* September 24, 2015, 07:46:54 AM
#7
For now, I think I will stick with CutePDF and perhaps explore some of the other Cute products since the product is working well.  I think it is even doing a better job on my issue with line weights.

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Thomas Mercer-Hursh, TC Pro 15