CS3 PDF Queue Stops

If print presets point to the wrong Distiller Library or Distiller Settings, your pdf print queue will stop or pdfs will not be created.  Check your com.apple.printer.custompresets.plist.  Use plutil -convert xml1 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.printer.custompresets.plist to convert it, then use sed to correct the plist. A telltale sign is choosing Adobe PDF 8 as your printer and printer specific options only shows dpi, not PDF Options. 

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6 thoughts on “CS3 PDF Queue Stops

  1. Another solution for a stoping Adobe PDF 8.0 Print driver:
    Change the file permission of the file
    “/usr/libexec/cups/backend/pdf800” to owner root and -rwx——

    this is done by the following two commands which have to be executed in the Terminal:

    sudo chown root:staff /usr/libexec/cups/backend/pdf800

    sudo chmod u=rwx,go= /usr/libexec/cups/backend/pdf800

    Terminal for dummies:
    just open the Terminal and copy/paste the first of the two lines and press enter, then you will be promted to enter your password, do so and press enter again(you won’t see your password, but it works anyway)
    and then to the same with the second line and then the Adobe PDF 8.0 Printer should be fixed

  2. this also works for using acrobat 7 in leapord
    all I did was modify the pdf700 instead – now able to use acrobat 7 again in leapord – thank you Jonas!

    sudo chown root:staff /usr/libexec/cups/backend/pdf700

    sudo chmod u=rwx,go= /usr/libexec/cups/backend/pdf700

  3. Jonas & Ryan,

    Had the same issue, and Adobe can’t help at all. They’re clueless. I did the Terminal cut/paste because I know nothing of command line stuff. Acrobat 8 now prints, but the jobs themselves still ‘stop’ and don’t delete themselves, even though I’m getting the PDF files I need.

    Any ideas on how to fix?

    Thanks!!!

  4. I tried Ryan’s fix and it worked great when I upgraded to leopard on my powerbook G4, but i just got a new iMac and the fix does not work on this machine. Is there an update that works on the new computers? It’s running leopard 10.5.6

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