Acrobat 8/9 and Snow Leopard

When upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, be aware that the “Adobe PDF” printer option in the Print dialog box will no longer work. You can select it, but no PDF will be generated. While there is no fix for Acrobat 8, Adobe has a fix for Acrobat 9 in the form of the Acrobat 9.1.3 updater.

The updater adds a new “PDF Workflow” entry, which creates a new item named “Save As Adobe PDF” in the “PDF” menu-like button thing (!) in the lower left corner of the Print dialog. By selecting “Save As Adobe PDF” from this PDF menu, the Apple-based PDF will be converted into an Adobe-based PDF using your chosen Acrobat Job Options.

To remove the useless “Adobe PDF” printer option from your Print dialog go to the Print & Fax preferences (Apple menu> System Preferences> Print & Fax). Select the printer “Adobe PDF” and click the minus () sign.