When you print a publication in Publisher 2003 by using the
Adobe Acrobat Distiller 5.0.5 or 6.0 printer driver, your publication may not
This problem may occur if both the following conditions are
|You print your Publisher publication as separations or as
composite cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CYMK).|
You use the Adobe Acrobat Distiller version 5.0.5 or 6.0
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Print Your Publication to a PostScript File and Use Adobe Acrobat Distiller as a Standalone Program
To do this, follow these steps:
|1.||Open the publication that you want to print in
|2.||On the File menu, click
|3.||In the Print dialog box, change the
Name box to Acrobat Distiller, and then click
|4.||On the Adobe PDF Settings tab, click to
clear the Do not send fonts to Distiller check box, and then
|5.||In the Print dialog box, click
Advanced Print Settings.|
|6.||On the Separations tab, change the
Output box to either Composite CYMK or
Make any other print settings changes
that you want, and then click OK.
|7.||In the Print dialog box, click to select
the Print to file check box, and then click
|8.||In the Print to File dialog box, type a
file name with a .ps extension in the File name box, and then
Note Make a note of the location where you save the file.
|9.||After the file has been printed to file, start Adobe
Acrobat Distiller. |
To do this, click Start, point to
All Programs, and then click Acrobat Distiller
|10.||On the File menu, click
|11.||In the Acrobat Distiller - Open PostScript
File dialog box, locate and open the file that you printed to file in
steps 7 and 8.|
|12.||In the Acrobat Distiller - Specify PDF File
Name dialog box, type a file name with a .pdf extension in the
File name box, and then click
Method 2: Set Up a Different Printer Driver to Print to the Adobe Acrobat Distiller Port
To do this, follow these steps:
|1.||Set up Acrobat Distiller with appropriate default job
options. To do so, follow these steps:
|a. ||Click Start, point to All
Programs, and then click (version
Adobe Distiller starts.
|b. ||On the Default Settings (Distiller 6)
or Job Options (Distiller 5) list, select an appropriate set
of job options. |
Typically, this is Press Quality or
|c. ||On the File menu, click
|2.||Add a new printer driver to use with Distiller.
This should be a color PostScript Level 3 driver that supports the
paper sizes that you want to use. Publisher ships with a color PostScript Level
3 driver named the Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing driver. The
following instructions assume that you will use this driver, but you can
substitute a different driver that also meets these criteria.
|a. ||Click Start, and then click
Printers and Faxes.|
|b. ||Double-click Add a Printer.
The Add Printer Wizard starts.
|c. ||Click Next.|
|d. ||Click Local Printer Attached to This
Computer, and then click Next. |
|e. ||Click Use the Following Port, and then
select the port on the list that has a name that is similar to the following: |
(path)\*.pdf (Adobe PDF Port)
|f. ||Click Next.|
|g. ||Click Have Disk. |
Install From Disk dialog box appears.
|h. ||Click Browse. |
Locate File dialog box appears.
|i. ||Locate the folder that contains the driver .inf
In this example, the folder that contains the driver .inf file
is the following (assuming that you installed Microsoft Publisher in its
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11
|j. ||Click Open.|
|k. ||Click OK, and then follow the
remaining instructions that appear on the screen to complete the Add Printer
|3.||Print to the new printer driver.|
Do not click to
select the Print to File check box in the
Print dialog box.
If you are using Adobe Acrobat 6,
the Create PDF File dialog box appears. You can select a file
name and a folder to save your .pdf file in.
If you are using Adobe
Acrobat 5, the Create PDF File dialog box does not appear.
Instead, a .pdf file with the same name as the publication is created in the
folder that was listed in the name of the port in step 2e.
cases, Adobe Acrobat Distiller uses the .pdf file conversion settings that you
chose in step 1b.
Microsoft has confirmed that
this is a problem in Adobe Acrobat 5.0.5 and 6.0.
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