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Can't view, open, save to and from Adobe and pdf files.... stopped working

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    Can't view, open, save to and from Adobe and pdf files.... stopped working

    All of a sudden all my Alpha activity with PDF files has stopped working. I cannot save a file in pdf, I cannot open a pdf with sys_open() When I double click on a pdf file in windows explorer, opens right up in adobe reader. I'm guessing it is maybe the amyuni driver thing? I've been looking and haven't found an answer. Any directions would be helpful. This is a major obstacle when I'm a heartbeat from deploying a major app build. Thanks.
    Mike W
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

    Re: Can't view, open, save to and from Adobe and pdf files.... stopped working

    As a mechanic, if something that was working has stopped working, you have to ask, what did I do from when it was last working till when it stopped working.

    Windows update, alpha update, running/installing software. I'm sure you already know that, but you have to start somewhere.
    I'm assuming you are running windows ?

    I just checked my windows 7 machine and the save as pdf is working fine.
    Did you try uninstalling the and reinstalling the amyuni drivers?
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    Ron Anusiewicz


      Re: Can't view, open, save to and from Adobe and pdf files.... stopped working

      Hi Ron,
      Yes I did try re-installing the driver. I thought after all the threads on that, it was surely that which was going to strike me finally. Didn't help. So I uninstalled everything Adobe and everything Alpha and re-installed what is needed Adobe and Alpha. Don't know what it was but that did fix the problem. I have a gut feeling that there was something in an update for my Dell printer that was conflicting. It has a software named Paperport that has some action on PDF files. When originally installed last fall it has been fine. I think the Dell printer driver update to fix a faxing issue likely was involved but it sure is hard to connect the dots. Thanks for your thoughts.
      Mike W
      "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


        Re: Can't view, open, save to and from Adobe and pdf files.... stopped working

        I had exactly the same problem out of the blue last week. I did have an old (full) version of acrobat (v7) alongside reader v10 and another PDF creation programme. Uninstalled all the PDF stuff but not Alpha. Installed Reader V11 and everything now works again. I really don't think it was an alpha problem and my money is on yet another dodgy windows update !!!
        Bob Whitaker


          Re: Can't view, open, save to and from Adobe and pdf files.... stopped working

          Thanks Bob. I used to systematically select, remove, test and reinstall until I found the problem. I am not young enough for that anymore. Now days. this shotgun approach is my solution.
          Mike W
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"