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Enhancement request to support PDF creation with Adobe Acrobat XI Professional PDF printer

Technote (troubleshooting)


I have installed IBM SPSS Statistics 21 on Windows 7 64-bit and also have installed Adobe Acrobat XI Professional on the same machine.
I create SPSS output including tables, charts and page titles defined on page attributes in the viewer.

Then I export the viewer file with the OUTPUT EXPORT function (= File - Export as type PDF) to create a PDF file from SPSS Viewer. The resulting PDF file is fine: all tables, charts and page titles are visible on the exported PDF.
Also, when I print the output on a network printer all content is printed.

However, since I also have Adobe Acrobat Professional XI installed I also have 'Adobe Printer' available on the machine to create PDF files via print function directly.

On Statistics 21 I therefore select 'File - Print' on output viewer and select as printer 'Adobe Printer' and click ok.
The resulting PDF file created this way does include all tables but not the charts and no page titles.

Is Adobe Printer to use File - Print currently supported?

Resolving the problem

An enhancement request has been submitted to Development to support PDF creation with Adobe Acrobat XI Professional PDF printer in a future release (reference ID: ECM00187561).

Please use the function OUTPUT EXPORT with the menu File - Export to create PDF files from SPSS output instead of File - Print. The exported PDF file can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Professional as well.

Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics

Software version: 21.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1625812

Modified date: 2013-02-19