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When trying to print from Acrobat 6.0, I receive message, that "prior to printing or performing any print related functions I must install a printer" This would be a no brainer if I didn't have any printers installed, however I have several printers that print fine from all other applications. I have uninstalled and re-installed, I have upgraded to 6.0 Professional and done all updates with same result. I hope I have not missed something obvious.....any help greatly appreciated.........

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    When trying to print from Acrobat 6.0, I receive message, that "prior to printing or performing any print related functions I must install a printer"

    This would be a no brainer if I didn't have any printers installed, however I have several printers that print fine from all other applications.

    I have uninstalled and re-installed, I have upgraded to 6.0 Professional and done all updates with same result.

    I hope I have not missed something obvious.....any help greatly appreciated......
    Michael_Ansart@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Do you have an Adobe PDF printer in the printer folder? Is AcroTray an active application? These are the things to look for.
    William_A._Davis@adobeforums.com Guest

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    When trying to print from Acrobat 6.0




    So you are printing a PDF to paper - or are you printing to create a PDF?

    Also, what operating system do you have?
    Dorian_Grey@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Sorry for the omission of critical info........

    I'm trying to print a PDF to paper. I can print and create PDF's from any application.

    I cannot print a PDF to paper, I'm told to install printer.

    operating system is XP Prof. ver 2002, service pack 1
    Acrobat is 6.0 Prof.
    Michael_Ansart@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Some thigns to try:

    1. Make sure the prinhter is turned on.

    2. Turn it off for 15 seconds and turn it back on again.

    3. Install the latest drivers.

    4. Detect and Repair Acrobat 6.

    Also, are the printers networked?
    Dorian_Grey@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Are you logged in as an administrator?
    What happens if you go to Printers & Faxes and use the "Add Printer" wizard to install an Apple Color LW 12/660 PS to the FILE: port? Does that printer show up?

    Nathan
    Nathan_Strong@adobeforums.com Guest

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    all my printers show up, I have a local printer and several network printers, all of which print fine and appear in my print folder. The problem is that Acrobat, when I try to print a PDF to paper, does not acknowledge the existance of my installed printers.

    Acrobat gives me a "warning, before you can print you must install a printer" However all other apps print fine.

    And yes I am logged in as administrator
    Michael_Ansart@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Set one of your other printers as the Windows default printer, preferably a PostScript capable device.
    MarkATS@adobeforums.com Guest

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    That did it!!!! Changing my default printer did it, now all my printers available. Go figure.....

    Thanks all......
    Michael_Ansart@adobeforums.com Guest

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