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mallochtaylor
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Registered: ‎08-15-2002
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Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

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02-04-2010 01:38 PM
I'm merrily batch-plotting PDF's with Autocad 2010, and they look beautiful in Acrobat Reader 9. But when I try to open them with Adobe Acrobat Standard 6 (so I can re-order the sheets, add a watermark, etc etc), Acrobat claims that the file is a new version that it can't read. It does end up opening the PDF, but it only shows the hatching - all the regular lines are gone.

Does anyone know how to make Autocad 2010 plot legacy version PDF's so I can manipulate them with Acrobat Standard 6?

Thanks.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-04-2010 01:48 PM in reply to: mallochtaylor
I believe the core pdf driver only write v7 format.

You need to upgrade your Acrobat Standard to v9, or find/buy a 3rd party PDF
driver to use with AutoCAD that will write PDFs to that older format.

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Dean Saadallah
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mallochtaylor
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-04-2010 01:50 PM in reply to: mallochtaylor
GRRRRRRR.

That's very annoying. It's an excellent reason not to upgrade to Autocad 2010.
*Murph
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-04-2010 02:20 PM in reply to: mallochtaylor
> "mallochtaylor" wrote in message news:6330797@discussion.autodesk.com...
> GRRRRRRR.
> That's very annoying. It's an excellent reason not to upgrade to Autocad
2010.

I know, when I went from board drafting to this CAD computer stuff and
bought a computer they never told me I need to buy a monitor, key board or
mouse to go with it. Then if I wanted it on paper one of those big printers
machines either.
The T-square and triangles where a lot cheaper and if I wanted to I could
take then home with me at night and work on the kitchen table with out
having to pay extra for another home version.



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Murph
http://map3d.wordpress.com/
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-04-2010 03:09 PM in reply to: mallochtaylor
And the reason you just cannot plot to Acrobat Standard 6's Windows PDF
driver from R2010 is...?

Or was that the low cheap-end version that did not come with one? I don't
recall.

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Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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*Nathan
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-04-2010 03:40 PM in reply to: mallochtaylor
There are plenty of cheap or free thrid party pdf printers that are usable
in ACA2010. Cutepdf is one.


wrote in message news:6330797@discussion.autodesk.com...
GRRRRRRR.

That's very annoying. It's an excellent reason not to upgrade to Autocad
2010.
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Al_Oha
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Registered: ‎02-09-2010
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-09-2010 03:44 PM in reply to: mallochtaylor
Open the PDF you created from acad 2010, then create PDF out of this PDF file. Save it to different filename so you can tell which one to open on adobe 6.
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dness
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Registered: ‎12-10-2003
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Re: Autocad 2010 PDF's not readable with Adobe Acrobat 6

02-10-2010 06:50 AM in reply to: mallochtaylor
Download the PDFill freepdf writer, I just downloaded it the other day to evaluate it as a replacement for our Acroplot licenses. The only part of Acroplot we ever use is the printer driver and PDFill is an excellent free replacement, and it saves to earlier versions so you can open your file in Acrobat 6.

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