The PDF job options that you are being asked for are the Distiller job options. If FrameMaker isn't able to find your installed instance of Distiller, it's a very safe bet that it will never find a corresponding set of job options.
Note that although the various sets of job options are defined (or modified) from the Distiller UI, with current versions of FrameMaker, Distiller, and Windows there are *at least* four different places where you can specify a named set of PDF job options and it is not at all clear which specification takes precedence if there is any disagreement among them. You can specify the job options in FrameMaker's PDF Setup dialog (either on the file level or the book level, with the book choice presumably overriding the individual file setting). Or you can set it in the Adobe PDF Document Properties dialog that you get to from FrameMaker's File>Print Setup command. Or you can set them from in the Adobe PDF Printing Preferences dialog that you get to from the Adobe PDF printer icon Printers Faxes item in the Windows Control Panel or the Start menu. (I think I've seen one or two others preferences dialogs, but these are the ones that it is easy to find.) And of course there is a place to set them directly in the Distiller UI, but it's pretty clear that this setting only applies when you explicitly distill a PostScript file, which is only one way of creating a PDF. If you'll allow me to quote myself, what follows is from a response I posted to the list back in April: There are a number of good methods for producing PDFs from FrameMaker. In order of reliability (according to my own experience), they are:: Best: If you have Acrobat Professional, set up one or more watched folders. Attach an appropriate set of Distiller job options to each watched folder. Then use the Adobe PDF printer driver (important point!) to print your document or book to a PostScript file in the "In" folder within one of the watched folders. If Distiller is running, it scans the watched folders periodically and distills whatever PS files it finds and puts the resulting PDF in the "Out" folder. 2nd best: Print the document/book to a PostScript file using the Adobe PDF printer driver (again, this is an important point). Then distill the file manually by opening the PS file from Distiller. This method lets you see for sure what Distiller job options are currently selected. 3rd best: Print the document/book to the Adobe PDF virtual printer. This creates a PDF directly using whatever Distiller job options you have set as the default for the Adobe PDF printer instance. 4th best: Use Save as PDF. There were some *major* gotchas in this operation in FrameMaker versions through 5.5.6 (at least). Adobe *mostly* fixed this function as of FrameMaker 7.x, but you're still relying on a lot of separate factors to all be in agreement. This method does so much of its work "behind the curtain" that you simply cannot see in advance whether everything is set up properly. So my advice is this: If Save As PDF isn't working for you, use one of the other, more reliable methods for creating your PDF. The differences in speed and convenience are small, and to my way of thinking a method that works properly every time is worth a lot more than a minor inconvenience. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Brad Simmons Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:15 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: "Save as PDF" problems? Hello fellow Frame users, I am running FM 7.2. In my current User Manual, I'm hoping to come out with the second revision (the first was last spring). Unfortunately, my FM book is giving me grief when I try to do a "Save As PDF." When I try this, it regenerates the whole book, then promptly gives me the following error messages, in succession: "To execute a 'Save as PDF' command you must have Acrobat Distiller version 5.05 or higher installed." "To execute 'Save as PDF' command you must have PDF Job Options defined." This makes me so frustrated! I already have Distiller 7.0 installed on my computer. Why can't it see this? As for the "PDF Job Options" error,...what in the world? How am I supposed to define these PDF Job Options? I looked to find a window titled PDF Job Options, but to no avail. Since I've never messed with PDF Job Options in my life, (to the best of my knowledge), why does FM want me to define these now? Back when I was running 7.0., I didn't have these problems. "Save As PDF" worked every time. Have you ever seen these two error messages before? If so, do you have any idea how to fix them? -Brad _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.