Hi Rebecca,

Thanks--that solved the problem!

I've since discovered that this issue is documented as ATN 331115 on
the Adobe Support site at



On 8/9/06, rebecca officer <rebecca.officer at alliedtelesyn.co.nz> wrote:
> Hi Roger
> Make sure he has a "FILE:" port in his printer setup. Nothing has to use it, 
> it just has to exist. To check if it exists, open up the properties for any 
> printer and check the ports tab. If it doesn't exist, note the port that the 
> printer is currently using, then add the FILE: port as a new port. It's a 
> local port. When you add it, Windows will set the current printer to use it. 
> Return the current printer to its previous port, click okay.
> Cheers, Rebecca
> >>> Roger Fienhold Sheen <infotexture at gmail.com> 9/08/06 04:15 >>>
> Framers,
> A colleague of mine is receiving the "Cannot write to specified print file"
> error message whenever he tries to print to a PostScript file using Acrobat
> Distiller (FM 6.0, Acrobat 5.0, WinXP).

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