SOLVED Adobe PDF no longer works on MS Money


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Just recently, probably a Windows update is responsible, I can no longer print a money report using the Adobe PDF printer. I removed and reinstalled my Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro and that did not help. Any one have this problem? Any suggestions on what to try?
 
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Yes, they are responsible. But didnt they offically stop supporting it some time ago?
 
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Yes, Microsoft Money was discontinued not long after Microsoft Works/Works Suite was quit with Version 9.x. Microsoft did make a version of Money referred to as Sunset, downloadable.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20738
I also still have Adobe Acrobat 8 installed, still works for most of my needs.
Up until recently I had no problems. MS Money is the best program to track your expenses. Easy to understand and use. I have tried numerous similar programs, but none can compare. And like you said Acrobat 8 works fine, it is just not the latest and maybe greatest. Adobe software is so overpriced. I tried to find Acrobat 9 at a cheap price and no luck.
Anyway I am going to try and do a Windows 10 repair and see if that helps. Also I will give the printer above a try.
 
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Up until recently I had no problems. MS Money is the best program to track your expenses. Easy to understand and use. I have tried numerous similar programs, but none can compare. And like you said Acrobat 8 works fine, it is just not the latest and maybe greatest. Adobe software is so overpriced. I tried to find Acrobat 9 at a cheap price and no luck.
Anyway I am going to try and do a Windows 10 repair and see if that helps. Also I will give the printer above a try.
Ok, I did a new install of Windows 10 and now the Adobe PDF printer works as it used to. Thanks Microsoft for your update that caused the problem. Thankful I can re-install Windows without losing any of my software or other data. Also I like the Bullzip pdf printer.
 

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Doesn't the Native Microsoft PDF Printer pretty much already do the same thing as third party PDF Printer do??

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Doesn't the Native Microsoft PDF Printer pretty much already do the same thing as third party PDF Printer do??

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No, the MS printer does not give options like Adobe and Bullzip do. MS print to pdf gives no options for paper size or printing to fit a size paper. Wish it did.
 

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I'm sorry.
I thought the basic concept of a PDF printer was to generate a .pdf file, which you would then open in a preferred viewer and print as needed.
 
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I'm sorry.
I thought the basic concept of a PDF printer was to generate a .pdf file, which you would then open in a preferred viewer and print as needed.
Yes, there is a default Microsoft Print to PDF in Devices and Printers and shows on the Print item in most any program where one chooses which printer to use, prompts to give a location and name when saving. Then that file can be opened in any number of PDF reader programs.
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I'm sorry.
I thought the basic concept of a PDF printer was to generate a .pdf file, which you would then open in a preferred viewer and print as needed.
OK, I will give you an example. I have a report in MS Money that will not print all of the columns in letter or legal in MS print to PDF. However in Acrobat PDF printer I can reduce the report by a percentage and it will print all of the columns on one page. I think Bullzip will do the same.
 
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Can it be assumed you are changing the page setup to Landscape before saving as Print to PDF? Also, most print functions on printers have a 'Fit to page' [or words to that effect] setting.
 
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Can it be assumed you are changing the page setup to Landscape before saving as Print to PDF? Also, most print functions on printers have a 'Fit to page' [or words to that effect] setting.
Yes, set to landscape. Fit to page on the printer does not combine two pages. As I said MS print to PDF was splitting my report into 4 pages when it was a 2 page report. MS print to PDF just does not give the flexibility I need at times, Adobe and Bullzip do.
 

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