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I'm having a problem printing in Acrobat 5.0 (OS X 10.2.8, G4 Desktop). I've tried a few things including some suggestions in Adobe's Forums to no avail. In early systems one could trash the prefs file to sometimes 'reset things.' Is there a (safe) way to do this in OS X ? Thanks for any info. -- Lou Pecora - My views are my own....

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    Default How to 'Trash Preferences' in OS X ?

    I'm having a problem printing in Acrobat 5.0 (OS X 10.2.8, G4 Desktop).
    I've tried a few things including some suggestions in Adobe's Forums to
    no avail.

    In early systems one could trash the prefs file to sometimes 'reset
    things.' Is there a (safe) way to do this in OS X ?

    Thanks for any info.

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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    Louis M. Pecora <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     

    Yes: drag the prefs file into the Trash. m.

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    In article <081020031249188110%nrl.navy.mil>,
    "Louis M. Pecora" <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     

    Yes.

    --
    Enough <com>
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    In article <1g2icij.xswbud1nttt8gN%com>,
    com (matt neuburg) wrote:
     
    >
    > Yes: drag the prefs file into the Trash. m.[/ref]

    Aren't preferences in several places in OS X? Are they all safe to
    dump? Do all of them need to be dumped?
    clw@oblivion.world Guest

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    In article <pdx.net>,
    <world> wrote:
     [/ref]

    Where is that prefs file?

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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    In article <081020031513255080%nrl.navy.mil>, Louis M.
    Pecora <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     [/ref]
    >
    > Where is that prefs file?[/ref]

    Put "acrobat" in the Finder's search box - the pref files are easily
    identified (by "Prefs" and/or "plist" in the file name).

    Cathy

    --
    "there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

    C.Stevenson, M.D.
    net
    Cathy Guest

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    On 10/8/03 1:13 PM, in article 081020031513255080%nrl.navy.mil,
    "Louis M. Pecora" <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     
    User/username/library/preferences

    Robert Guest

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    Default Re: How to 'Trash Preferences' in OS X ?

    In article <081020031232408403%net>, Cathy Stevenson
    <net> wrote:
     

    Gotcha. Still catching up on OS X arrangement. Thanks.

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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    In article <BBAA3C1C.AAD2%gov>, Robert Jennings
    <gov> wrote:
     
    > User/username/library/preferences[/ref]

    Thanks.

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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    Default Re: How to 'Trash Preferences' in OS X ?

    In article <091020030953269055%nrl.navy.mil>, Louis M.
    Pecora <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     [/ref]

    Deleted the Acrobat pref files as above. Still not printing. Went
    into page setup and chose the printer. Still not printing. Still just
    comes back with the simple message box "This doent cannot be
    printed." Sigh. Thanks, anyway.

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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    Default Re: How to 'Trash Preferences' in OS X ?

    In article <091020031109168157%nrl.navy.mil>, Louis M.
    Pecora <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     [/ref]
    >
    > Deleted the Acrobat pref files as above. Still not printing. Went
    > into page setup and chose the printer. Still not printing. Still just
    > comes back with the simple message box "This doent cannot be
    > printed." Sigh. Thanks, anyway.[/ref]

    Can you open the doc with Preview and print? Can you print other docs
    (Appleworks or Word, e.g.)?

    Cathy

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    C.Stevenson, M.D.
    net
    Cathy Guest

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    Default Re: How to 'Trash Preferences' in OS X ?

    In article <091020031008331379%net>, Cathy Stevenson
    <net> wrote:
     

    Yes and Yes. Everything else is printing fine and the docs I've tried
    print in Preview or are old .pdfs that I printed successfully before.
    This is a real puzzler.

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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    Louis M. Pecora <nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
     
    >
    > Yes and Yes. Everything else is printing fine and the docs I've tried
    > print in Preview or are old .pdfs that I printed successfully before.
    > This is a real puzzler.[/ref]

    Quit Acrobat Reader. Open Acrobat Reader (with Show Package Contents),
    find the Plugins folder, and remove all the plugins. Then close the
    package windows and try again. You never know, maybe one of these
    plugins is acting up. If it doesn't work, just put back the ones you
    use. m.


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    In article <1g2kja5.1eo2v6fyu9bceN%com>, matt neuburg
    <com> wrote:
     

    Thanks, Matt. I found what I think was the problem and posted the
    "solution" in another thread. Basically, Acrobat was having problems
    with the old HP Printer PPD, but other apps were fine. However, I got
    a new printer drive/PPD file set from HP website and then chose that
    one in Print Center. That fixed the problem. Not clear why that was a
    problem only for Acrobat, but it was.

    Thanks, again.

    --
    Lou Pecora
    - My views are my own.
    Louis Guest

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