Thx Fred, I had allowed for the name change and didn't use Save As with v6.0 -- but your other points (especially the FILE port, which I don't remember seeing) look very promising.
I've been putting off doing a full re-build with XP Pro; looks like that has marched itself up my priority list too :) I'll post the results -- and thx again. jjj Fred Ridder wrote: > There are a couple of potential gotchas. Either or both (or > neither...) could be the cause of your problem. Or it could > be related to your practice of configuring from existing > images rather than doing clean installations (which I have > always found to be a much more trouble-free approach). > Unless you have a specific reason to stick with Windows 2000, > you might want to consider starting over with a clean XP > installation; Microsoft no longer actively supports Win2000 > which means that they are no longer making any effort to > plug any more of its security holes (although the freedom > from all those "critical" security update notices may be a > welcome thing to many users...). > > Anyway, the two common Acrobat upgrade gotchas: > > The name of the Acrobat virtual printer was changed after > Acrobat 5.0. New versions of Acrobat name it "Adobe PDF" > rather "Acrobat Distiller", and if your FrameMaker installations > may still be looking for the older name. > > The Acrobat 7.0 installation has been known to corrupt the > definition of the default FILE: port, which appears to be > necessary for the Save As PDF feature to work properly. Make > sure that there is a port defined with exactly that name: > FILE: (in all caps and with a full colon after it). > > And at the risk of restarting a minor holy war, I assume that > you are aware of the drawbacks of using the Save As PDF > mechanism with on a Windows box with versions of FrameMaker > prior to 7.0. Even with 7.0, there are still some funky issues, > and my personal recommendation is to use the free SetPrint > plugin from Sundorne Communications (www.sundorne.com) > which allows you to set the Adobe PDF printer as FrameMaker's > default printer regardless of what printer you have set as your > Windows default. -- _________________________ John Pitt, technical writer 47 Gottenham St Glebe NSW 2037 Ph: 02 9692 8096 Mob: 0438 92 8096 john at pitt.net.au www.pitt.net.au