save as PDF through print troubles

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  1. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

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    Ok so in every program ive got i have tried to export items as pdfs eg documents in word, pages, and even safari through the print menu and the message I get is that there is a printing error and i am just wondering what the hell the cause is and what I can do to fix it
    please help asap
    thanks in advance
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Could you maybe post some screenshots of what it looks like when you get the error messages? I've not had this problem before so I don't know where to begin based on what you've posted so far.

    If you go to Safari's print menu, can you do a 'save as pdf' using the dedicated pdf menu at lower left?

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  3. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    after taking a good 45secs to load the print window i tried printing and here is the error message[​IMG]
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Hmm. :confused:
    If you go into system prefs, and look at printers, can you confirm that you have 'Adobe PDF' as an available printer? If so, you might try deleting it and adding it again from scratch.
     
  5. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok its not there, (sorry for the n00bish question but) how to i add it again from scratch
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    click on the plus button at the bottom left of the 'printers' box
    Then, in the printer browser, choose default browser. PDF should be the top option. You should be able to add it at that point.

    Let me know if you have any problems.
     
  7. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its not there, ive just tried to reset the printer system and it deleted my other printer, which is fine cause that one is easy to install, but the Adobe PDF still isnt there
     
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  9. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Does your application 'Preview' work OK? Can you view pdfs that you've downloaded? I'm wondering if you have a more fundamental pdf problem than just printing.
     
  10. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes preview works fine
     
  11. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    I might be missing something here but you don't need the Adobe PDF. Does your screen look like the following with the drop down menu? Also may try resetting safari?

    Also click on your preview and then when it opens in preview save it as a pdf.

    Nuc
     

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  12. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok i dont know what i did but it may of been deleting the printer i had installed but now it works
    i have no idea what i did but it works :S so thanks for trying to help but problem solved
     
  13. pfhuntley macrumors newbie

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    Printing error on Ibook when I try to save or print or preview

    I am having a problem that just started today. My Ibook won't let me print, preview or save or save as pdf in textedit. I am at a loss for what to do. I tried restarting and shutting down with no luck. My screen looks just like the one above. Please advise me as I need this for college papers to print and save...

    Thank you,
    Paulette can email me at pfhuntley@yahoo.com (main email)
     
  14. pfhuntley macrumors newbie

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    Nevermind!

    It just stated working out of the blue again, I have no idea why either...thanks anyhow!
     
  15. pfhuntley macrumors newbie

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    My Ibook Itunes burner

    My Ibook Itunes burner will not burn. It gives me the error of- The attempt to burn a disc failed. The device failed to calibrate the laser power for this media.

    What does that mean? I previously got this error- Medium write error.

    I have no idea why it is not working can anyone please tell me what these errors mean and how to fix them? I tried looking them up and I found nothing. Thank you,

    Paulette
    pfhuntley@yahoo.com
     
  16. shawnjooste macrumors newbie

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    With all the printing problems, have you made sure that all your updates are installed. I know there were a couple of updates recently, and it seemed to fix a couple of things on my PowerBook.
     
  17. kyleaa macrumors regular

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    This is out of place in this thread, you would probably be better off making a new thread if you want people to notice it.
     

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