Accidental deletion of all Printers - Need PDF print function back

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by onthefence, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. onthefence macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    I'm new to macs and thinking I was deleting all the print jobs in the queue, I actually deleted all the Printers on the machine. SO I have added my physical printers back, but cannot figure out how to get the Print to PDF function back.

    And of course that is the one I use most frequently!!!

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Well, the MacOS does have a built-in print-to-PDF functionality, but that doesn't show up as a printer; there should be an appropriately-labeled button in the lower left corner of the print dialogue that will let you save any print job as a PDF.

    However, if you had a virtual PDF printer in the list, you must have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed. To get it back, open the Acrobat application (the full Acrobat Pro, not the reader, if you also have that installed), and look in the Help menu. There should be a "Repair Acrobat Installation" option; select this, make sure the appropriate box is checked, click OK, and it should recreate your PDF printer.

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