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Printmaster 16 says I don't have a PDF printer driver... but it should be part of Printmaster 16

I just got a new computer and VISTA. When I installed Printmaster 16 -- everything seems to work okay, but I am unable to use the "SAVE AS PDF" function. I get an error message that tells me I don't have a PDF printer driver... and that I should try reinstalling Printmaster again.

Well... I've done this install four times. And nothing is working. Any suggestions??????????????

Ken
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  • CCarney888 Apr 29, 2008

    I have Printmaster platinum 15 & recently installed it on my new HP computer with Vista. I am unable to turn files into PDF because I get an error message saying "unable to initialize the PDF printer driver. Try re-installing"

  • gtradio Jul 26, 2008

    We are having the exact same problem. I get a series of errors when trying to save as a pdf, and when I tried to repair printmaster through Vista it started going through the whole setup process, then hung up on the same errors as it did when I was in the program. Once I clicked OK it just backed out of the setup saying it had encountered a fatal error.

    Printmaster 16 Platinum, Windows Vista.

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SOURCE: I have the Printmaster Platinum Version17 , I cannot save to pdf files?

1. In Tools/Options/General Options, check the box beside "Optimal Printing Resolution".
2. Go to File/Printer Setup/Printer Setup.
3. Under "Name" select Broderbund PDF Converter v2.10d
4. Next, go to File/Professional Printing.
5. Select "Save As PDF".
6. At the next screen, type the name of the PDF file you want to save in "Project Name".
7. Under "PDF Resolution", select 600 dpi.
8. Click on "Save As". In the next window, browse to the folder in which you want to save the file (for example: My Documents).
9. Click on the "Save" button.
10. PrintMaster will save the PDF file to the folder you selected.
11. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat to make sure all the elements and pages are there and that it looks as expected.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

SOURCE: cant save to pdf in printmaster gold 17

found the fix for printmaster 18 broderbund pdf saving problems...
1-close all open programs and return to desktop.
2-click START and choose CONTROL PANEL
3-click PRINTER
4-right click on BRODERBUND PDF CREATER, then select PROPERTIES (the broderbund PDF creater properties window will open)
5-click the PORTS tab, then select ADD PORT button. (the printer ports window will open)
6-click NEW PORT, then enter PMPDF in the ENTER A PORT NAME window, then click OK
7-click CLOSE at the PRINTER PORTS window. you will now be looking at the broderbund PDF creater properties window
8-a check mark will be located next to the new PMPDF printer port. click APPLY. the broderbund pdf creator will now be located next to the new port. click OK.
9-exit all windows and restart the computer. once the computer restarts, you can save your project as a pdf file.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the Printmaster Platinum Version17 , I cannot save to pdf files?

As a work around untill we can figure this issue out. http://www.acrosoftware.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
This is a FREE PDF Print to file program.

At the top left of the page the are links to the PDF Creator and the Required GPL Ghostscript 8. The program will not function without it. Both programs work with x64 Vista. Read the website for the other benifits or the program.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I'm using PrintMaster 18.1 w/

can you save the file as an eps first and then distill it in adobe acrobat to save as a pdf

Posted on Feb 03, 2011

muntejaya
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SOURCE: I've re-installed Printmaster 16 on to my new PC.

Please get the correct driver here : www.printcountry.com/drivers.asp
www.opendrivers.com/.../printers-free-driver-download.html
www.driversdown.com/driverslist/r_4_1.shtml
Regards, Jay__ncxhgy67

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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