How to Set Up Adobe PDF Printer

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The Adobe Creative Suite offers users a unique complement of design tools in addition to one powerful printing resource – the Adobe PDF Printer. With Adobe PDF Printer, users can transform any electronic document into a PDF file with the touch of a button. This can be particularly useful if you need to share content quickly with users over email and are looking for a universally compatible file format for doing so. Installing the Adobe PDF Printer tool is relatively straightforward and just requires a few simple steps. Once Adobe PDF Printer is installed, you'll be able to quickly convert any documents or images on your computer into PDF files as needed.


Setting Up Adobe PDF Printers

In order to manually install your Adobe PDF Printer, you first need to access the "Devices and Printers" window within the Control Panel. Here, select the "Add a Printer" button found in the top right of the window. When the "Add a Device" menu appears, press the "Add a Local Printer" button and see if you can find your specific printer on the list. If it doesn't appear, press the "Add a Local Printer or Network Printer With Manual Settings" button at the bottom of the menu followed by the "Next" button.


At this point, you'll be given the option to select a specific printer port from the list provided. Click the "Use an Existing Port" button on the left side of the menu and then scroll through the list on the right to locate ".*pdf (Adobe PDF)". When you find this option, highlight it and press "Next."

Finishing Your Adobe PDF Printer Setup

A menu will appear asking you to install the printer driver for the designated device. Click the "Have Disk" option at the bottom right of the screen. When the navigation window appears, find the location "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat \Acrobat\Xtras\AdobePDF". Here, select "AdobePDF.inf" from the list of options.


At this point, a list of several identically-named drivers may appear in a window. You'll need to select the "Adobe PDF Converter" that is sixth on the list. Once you've found this, press "Next" and name your printer "Adobe PDF Printer." When this is completed, you can simply follow the remainder of the menu instructions and finish the process.

If you're still unable to set up your printer, consider sending an email to the technical support team at Adobe in order to discover alternative methods or strategies for setting up or troubleshooting your Adobe PDF Printer.