ERROR printing to PDF "printer not ready"

I get a "printer not ready" error try to print pdf from Outlook 2010, I have Acrobat 9 extended on this Windows 7 machine.
 

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I get this message trying to print to PDF from Outlook 2010... I have Acrobat 9 extended on this Windows 7 computer.

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Since Acrobat supplies the PDF printer emulation, you'll have to ask in an Adobe forum.
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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Can you print to other printers.  If so, it would seem to be a problem with the installation of Acrobat.

As an alternative, use the File>Save & Send>Create PEF/XPS Document facility to create the PDF, or if you want to append the PDF to another PDF file, get hold of the free PrimoPDF


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I get this message trying to print to PDF from Outlook 2010... I have Acrobat 9 extended on this Windows 7 computer.

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Hi,

 

I have the same problem on a win7 outlook 2010 installation using Win2PDF7.

 

Also I have the problem when I try to print to the Microsoft XPS printer.

 

Therefore, I believe the problem is related to Outlook / windows 7 and not to Adobe, Win2PDF or other third part SW providers.

 

Any idea?

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Has anyone here found the solution?  I am having the same problem.  I tried "repairing" the installation and it started printing just fine for a few hours, then I started getting the same message again...

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Problem also effects Quickbooks.  However, you can print from Word and Excel.  It is a Windows 7 issue and NOT an Office issue.  The printer is also a network printer.  Problem also occurs when trying to create a PDF via the print menu.  So, it is not printer related.

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In Outlook when I use "Microsoft Print to PDF" to save a PDF file to a folder name containing characters comma and/or round brackets, I get the error message "Printer not ready".

I repeat the above action for folder name not containing the above characters (comma, round brackets) and the PDF file successfully save.

My setup is

Windows 10

Outlook 2013

Acrobat Reader DC

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